Tim McGraw Set to Play Violent Drifter in New TV Series 'Robbers'

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Tim McGraw poses backstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on May 2, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Tim McGraw set to executive produce and star in Robbers, a crime drama for TNT based on Christopher Cook's 2000 debut novel, according to Deadline. (A rep for the singer did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for confirmation.)

"Described as being in the literary-noir tradition of Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men, Robbers tells the story of a cop, two 'running buddies' on a crime spree across Texas, and the girl who becomes the complication in a very unique love triangle," according to the Deadline description. "Everyone has a story. Everyone is a mystery. McGraw would play one of the two drifters, Ray Bob, described as being worst of the worst."

"I get a lot [of scripts]; it's just finding the right thing for the right time," McGraw previously explained to Rolling Stone about his process for picking projects. 



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