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Randy Orton To Appear In USA Network’s “Shooter” – Details

WWE recently announced that Randy Orton will guest star in the new USA Network thriller “Shooter.” WWE issued the following:

Randy Orton’s next move may feel to some like it’s coming “outta nowhere.” That’s because USA Network announced Friday The Viper will join its upcoming thriller “Shooter” in a guest starring role. Orton’s involvement with the upcoming series arose earlier in the day, thanks to a tweet by “Shooter” star Ryan Phillippe.

“On set with WWE Superstar Randy Orton showin him the ropes,” Phillipe said in a tweet.

Orton will play the role of James Richards, a former Navy SEAL and leader of a militia group who comes into contact with Phillipe’s character.

The “Shooter” cast also features Omar Epps, Shantel VanSanten and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. The series is based on the best-selling novel “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter and a 2007 film adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg joins Emmy Award winner Stephen Levinsion as executive producers on “Shooter.”

“Shooter” will premiere on USA Network on Tuesday, July 19.