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Eric Stoltz has been cast as the lead in Lifetime's dramedy pilot Modern Love, Deadline.com reports.

The series, from Sex and the City's Jenny Bicks, is based on a series of columns published in The New York Times. Stoltz will star as science editor Simon McElvane, who's facing a deteriorating marriage. He unexpectedly has to take over the paper's Modern Love column.

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Bicks will executive-produce alongside Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein and Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, Swingtown).

The 49-year-old actor is best known for his roles in Mask, Kicking and Screaming and, more recently, Syfy's Caprica.