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Eddie Cibrian To Star In 'Playboy'

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Mar 11, 2011 | 10:23am EST

eddie cibrian and leann rimesEddie Cibrian, of LeAnn Rimes' engagement ring fame, has been cast in the NBC drama pilot, Playboy. The 20th Century Fox TV project is set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in 1963 and revolves around Cibrian's character of Nick Dalton, who's described as "the ultimate playboy" and is an attorney with mysterious ties to the mob. Dalton is also credited with "knowing how to make problems disappear," and although there is no forthright mention of it, is undoubtedly pretty interested in bedding the club's waitresses before they even have time to take their bunny ears off. Also set to star in the series is Amber Heard, Laura Benanti, Naturi Naughton, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and David Krumholtz. Jeff Hephner was originally slated for the lead role, but Cibrian solidified it for himself when he told casting directors he'd be honored to do exactly what Nick would do, which is take care of their biggest problem for them.

Source: Deadline

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