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Milo Ventimiglia to play Evel Knievel in USA Network limited series

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Karen Butler
Cast member Milo Ventimiglia attends the premiere of The Art of Racing in the Rain in Los Angeles on August 1. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Cast member Milo Ventimiglia attends the premiere of "The Art of Racing in the Rain" in Los Angeles on August 1. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 6 (UPI) -- This is Us actor Milo Ventimiglia is set to star in USA Network's limited series, Evel.

TVGuide.com reported Ventimiglia will play 1970s-era motorcycle daredevil and stunt performer Evel Knievel.

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EW.com said Etan Frankel will write and executive produce the project, which the cable network described as an "exhilarating portrait of a complex man living the American dream, juggling meteoric celebrity and raising a family -- and facing the very real probability that his next jump will kill him."

No other casting has been announced yet.

Production is slated to begin next year.

Knievel died in 2007 at the age of 69.

Ventimiglia's credits include The Art of Racing in the Rain and Heroes.

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