Richard LaGravenese Pilot for ABC to Feature Tony Nominee Rufus Sewell

Tony Award nominee Rufus Sewell will star in Richard LaGravenese's ("The Last 5 Years," "P.S. I Love You") drama pilot for ABC, according to

The drama, which is untitled, is inspired by Dangerous Liaisons.

Set in New York, the story revolves around Philip Fitzgerald Julien (Sewell) and Margot Worth Cole, who are both powerful and wealthy socialites who play out their seduction through the manipulation of others.

Sewell has performed on Broadway in Translations and Rock 'n' Roll. His screen credits include "Hercules," "John Adams" and "The Pillars of the Earth."