Ryan Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe has landed the leading role in CBS' untitled pilot from Greg Berlanti.

Formerly known as Golden Boy, the one-hour drama chronicles one cop's meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner. The Crash and Cruel Intentions actor, who will next appear on Damages, will play the young and ambitious new officer.

Pilot Season: Greg Berlanti's CBS cop drama pilot collars Kevin Alejandro

As previously announced, True Blood's Kevin Alejandro will play the top detective who is disturbed by the new guy's arrival and plots to derail his career while Pushing Daisies' Chi McBride will portray the new officer's partner.

Nicholas Wootton will write and executive-produce the project alongside Berlanti, who also has set up drama pilots at Fox (Guilty) and The CW (Arrow).