Matthew Lillard (The Descendants, Trouble with the Curve) has joined the cast of FX's new drama pilot The Bridge.

The story centers on El Paso, Texas detective Sonya North (Diane Kruger) and Mexican investigator Marco Ruiz (Demián Bichir), who must work together to find a dangerous killer after a body is found on a bridge that spans the Mexican-American border. Matthew Lillard will portray Daniel Frye, a brash reporter whose drinking has hindered his journalistic career. If the pilot is picked up to series, the character will recur frequently. Annabeth Gish and Ted Levine also star in the pilot.

Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and Elwood Reid (Hawaii Five-0) wrote the pilot script, adapted from the Scandanavian series i Bron. The creators will also executive produce alongside Carolyn Bernstein, Lars Blomgren, and Jane Featherstone. Gerardo Naranjo is directing the pilot episode, which is currently in production.