Ryan Phillippe Joins David E. Kelley’s PI Drama Series ‘The Big Sky’ On ABC

Ryan Phillippe Joins David E. Kelley’s PI Drama Series ‘The Big Sky’ On ABC

Ryan Phillippe has been tapped for a major role in The Big Sky, ABC’s straight-to-series drama created and executive produced by David E. Kelley. The project, based on The Highway, the first book in C.J. Box’s Cassie Dewell series of novels, hails from A+E Studios, which will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television, part of Disney TV Studios.

Written by Kelley, The Big Sky is a procedural thriller in which private detective Cassie Dewell partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.

Phillippe will play Cody Hoyt, a well-meaning ex-cop turned private investigator working at his Helena, Montana, firm. Married to but separated from fellow ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, his life becomes complicated when he’s asked to help find his son’s missing girlfriend.

In The Big Sky, Phillippe joins previously announced John Carroll Lynch and Dedee Pfeiffer. The series is executive produced by Kelley, Box, Ross Fineman, Matthew Gross and Paul McGuigan, who also directs.

Phillippe is currently in production in a leading role in Justin Long’s feature-directorial debut, a comedy in which he stars opposite Melanie Lynskey and Judy Greer. Phillippe, who headlined the USA drama series Shooter, recently guest starred as himself on NBC’s Will & Grace revival. The actor, who recently signed with Gersh, is also repped by MGMT Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

Ryan Phillippe Settles Assault Lawsuit With Ex-Girlfriend, Days Before Reese Witherspoon Was Set To Testify

Ryan Phillippe Settles Assault Lawsuit With Ex-Girlfriend, Days Before Reese Witherspoon Was Set To Testify

Ryan Phillippe has reached a settlement with his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt, who sued him in 2017 for allegedly kicking, punching and throwing her down the stairs.

Phillippe informed the court of the settlement in papers filed on Thursday, PEOPLE confirms. This brings the case to a close just days before a trial was set to start on Oct. 15. Phillippe’s attorneys state Oct. 4 as the day of the settlement. The case is set to be officially settled in January 2020.

Hewitt was 21 when she filed a civil suit in September 2017 against Phillippe, then 43, claiming he got violent after the pair had a fight in July 2017.
In court documents obtained by PEOPLE at the time, the model claimed that after a party that Phillippe had left because he was“being ignored [by Hewitt]”, she went to Phillippe’s house with a friend to pack up her things in the early hours of July 4, 2017, and a physical altercation ensued.

A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed to PEOPLE that officers made a report into the alleged attack and granted Hewitt an emergency protective order. The order expired July 12, 2017.

However, a source close to the actor told PEOPLE at the time that “Ryan did not lay a hand on her. He wants to clear all of this up and he will.”

Phillippe, 45, later vehemently denied the allegations, both in a statement via his rep obtained by PEOPLE and on Twitter, where he wrote that he was “saddened and disgusted” by the accusations.

“Domestic violence is a very real and tragic issue faced by many women the world over and should never be used to vengefully slander or as a ploy for monetary gain,” he said.

“This is wrong. This is not who I am. Every one of my accuser’s allegations are false.”
Authorities closed the criminal investigation into the matter in September 2017.
“The City Attorney’s Office has deferred this matter following an investigation by the LAPD,” Frank Matelian, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, told PEOPLE. “After a thorough review, the matter was set for a City Attorney office hearing, during which both parties were present, detailed the incident, were advised on the law and given guidance as to how to avoid similar incidents in the future. No further action has been scheduled following our office hearing.”

2018 Public Appearances

2018 Public Appearances

Thanks to the amazing Mi, I’ve managed to add over 88 HQ photos of public appearances that Ryan has attended back in 2018. Next up is to add 2019 appearances.

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– Home > Public Appearances > 2018 > MAY 14TH | NBC-UNIVERSAL UPFRONT EVENTS- SEASON 2018
– Home > Public Appearances > 2018 > JUN 20TH | SHOOTER SEASON 3- RED CARPET AND SPECIAL SCREENING AT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR
– Home > Public Appearances > 2018 > JUL 15TH | 2018 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT AT PARAISO DURING MIAMI SWIM WEEK- RED CARPET & FRONT ROW
– Home > Public Appearances > 2018 > NOV 17TH | 2018 WORLD FUTBOL GALA – CELEBRITY BEACH SOCCER MATCH
– Home > Public Appearances > 2018 > NOV 23RD | CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

2017 Public Appearances Added

2017 Public Appearances Added

Thanks to the amazing Mi, I’ve managed to add over 93 HQ photos of public appearances that Ryan has attended back in 2017. I’m trying to catch the site up since it had been abandon for some time.

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– Home > Public Appearances > 2017 > JUN 14 | U.S. SENATE HOLDS HEARING ON MILITARY CAREGIVERS FAMILIES SERVING FOR THE LONG RUN
– Home > Public Appearances > 2017 > JUL 8TH | SCOTT LIPPS UNVIELS HIS NEW COMPANY- LIPPS, AT THE HIGHLIGHT ROOM AT DREAM HOLLYWOOD
– Home > Public Appearances > 2017 > JUL 10TH | ‘AOL BUILD’ STUDIOS
– Home > Public Appearances > 2017 > JUL 10TH | VISITING ‘SIRIUS XM’
– Home > Public Appearances > 2017 > NOV 25TH | ORLANDO MAGIC VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS