Eric Bana has landed the lead role in Bravos' upcoming "Dirty John" series.

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Co-starring Connie Britton, the show is based on the true-crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard.

It is being executive produced and written by Alexandra Cunningham.

Britton and Bana also are executive producers on the project.

The "Star Trek," "Troy" and "Black Hawk Down" actor will play John Meehan, "a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra Newell off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies," a news release said.

"The series chronicles the true story of how a romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation."

Britton is known for her work in "Nashville," "American Horror Story," "Friday Night Lights" and "Spin City."

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