USA Network announced today that actor Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down) will be joining the cast of its upcoming thriller Shooter.
Starring Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, Shooter is the story of a reclusive Marine sniper who is coaxed into protecting the President of the United States by his former commanding officer Isaac Johnson (played by Omar Epps). Sizemore joins the cast as Senior CIA agent Hugh Meachum, described by the show as "willing to do whatever necessary to advance his country's standing in an increasingly competitive global economy."
Shooter is based on Stephen Hunter's best-selling novel Point of Impact, and the titular 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, who is executive producing the series. John Hlavin (The Shield) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce.