EXCLUSIVE: Jake McDorman is set as the lead in CBS’ drama pilot Limitless, based on the feature starring Bradley Cooper. McDorman, who coincidentally is coming off co-starring opposite Cooper in the blockbusuter film American Sniper, will play the role Cooper originated in the Limitless movie.

The pilot, executive produced by Cooper, follows Brian Sinclair (McDorman) as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. Marc Webb is directing from a script by Craig Sweeny. CBS TV Studios, K/O Paper Products and Relativity Media produce, with Cooper, Webb, Sweeny, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley & Tom Forman executive producing.

McDorman, repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment, recently recurred on Showtime’s Shameless and starred on the ABC comedy Manhattan Love Story.