Ving Rhames scores with "Football Wives"

Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:55am EST

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ving Rhames has joined the starting lineup of ABC's one-hour pilot "Football Wives," which revolves around women whose lives are transformed when they marry NFL superstars.

Rhames will play the GM of a football team. The busy actor recently completed the Adam Sandler comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." His credits include the "Kojak" series remake and "Dawn of the Dead."

Gabrielle Union and Lucy Lawless were previously announced as wives, while "Lost" co-star Kiele Sanchez may join the cast. The project is based on the popular British primetime soap "Footballers' Wives."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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