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Ryan Phillippe to Lead CBS Pilot ‘Alive’

Ryan Phillippe to Lead CBS Pilot ‘Alive’

Ryan Phillippe has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming CBS pilot, “Alive,” Variety has learned. The project was formerly called “Frankenstein.”

The “Cruel Intentions” star will play Mark Escher, a San Francisco police investigator who was presumed dead after an attack and destructive fire at his home. Six months later, he shockingly reappears and is reunited with his wife, Elizabeth. But something has changed. A shadow has fallen across his sunny disposition, and he’s haunted by visions of the case he was working on when he died. He and Elizabeth will seek answers about who shot and abducted him, and what was done to him.

Katrina Law has also been cast in the role of Elizabeth, and Aaron Staton, best known for playing Ken Cosgrove on “Mad Men,” will play Victor Frankenstein.

Elizabeth is described as a medical examiner who is stunned when her husband returns

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