Actor-director Tony Goldwyn has climbed on board Shonda Rhimes' ABC pilot, Damage Control.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot is based on the life of PR guru Judy Smith, and centers on a crisis management professional (Kerry Washington) and her dysfunctional staff.

Tony Goldwyn will play President Fitzgerald Grant.

Guillermo Díaz, Columbus Short, Henry Ian Cusick and Katie Lowes in the project.

Paul McGuigan is set to direct the pilot.