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Giovanni Ribisi to play the lead in Bryan Cranston’s Sneaky Pete

Sneaky Pete has found its Sneaky Pete. Giovanni Ribisi will star in the CBS drama pilot, produced by Bryan Cranston and House creator David Shore. The show follows a con man who, upon his release from prison, steals the identity of his cellmate to hide out from everyone to whom he owes money. He ends up starting a new life with is cellmate’s cousins Julia (The Slap’s Marin Ireland), a single mother running a bail bond business, and Carly (Parenthood’s Libe Barer), who is “always looking for trouble and finding it.” The duo, who are savvy enough to run a bail bonds business but not savvy enough to recognize their own first cousin, help Pete capture criminals worse than himself, because it wouldn’t be CBS if there wasn’t a case of the week.

The cast also includes veteran character actors Margo Martindale and Peter Gerety as the parents of the two sisters who, again, run a bail bonds business, deal with hardened criminals on a daily basis, but don’t have the detective skills to identify their own nephew.

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