Jeff Hephner has landed the lead role in NBC's drama pilot Playboy, set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in 1963, from 20th TV, Imagine TV and writer-executive producer Chad Hodge, reports Deadline.

Playboy centers on Nick Dalton (Jeff Hephner), described as "the ultimate playboy." He is an attorney in Chicago and a Keyholder at the glamorous, exclusive Playboy Club. A fixer who knows how to make problems disappear, he has mysterious ties to the mob.

The pilot will be directed by Alan Taylor, and co-stars Laura Benanti, Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Leah Renee, David Krumholtz and Wes Ramsey.