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USA has tapped Gabriel Macht to star in its drama pilot A Legal Mind, a network rep says.

The Spirit star, 38, will play Harvey, a smart, successful lawyer at a big Manhattan firm who takes a chance and hires Mike, a brilliant man lacking motivation and a college degree. Newcomer Patrick J. Adams will play Mike in the upcoming procedural.

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The news was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

The pilot for A Legal Mind was written by Aaron Korsh (The Deep End) and will be executive-produced by Krosh, David Bartis, Gene Klein, and Doug Liman (who also produces USA's Covert Affairs).