Greg Kinnear to Star in Rake for Fox

Greg Kinnear

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Greg Kinnear will star as a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer in the new Fox comedic dramatic series, Rake. Kinnear will also be involved as co-executive producer on the series which just received a pilot order.
 
Peter Duncan created the critically acclaimed Australian series Rake is based on and will be executive producing this American version with Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and Michael Wimer.
 
The Plot:
 
Rake follows the chaotic and comedic life of criminal defense lawyer KEEGAN JOYE (Kinnear). Brilliant, frustratingly charming, and with zero filter, Keegan is one of life’s great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else wants, but behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. In addition to Keegan’s cases within the justice system, the show follows his personal trials and tribulations, including his ongoing battle against the IRS, his mounting debt to his bookie, overlapping affairs and liaisons with women, a hormonal son, an exhausted ex-wife and the evolving relationship between his two married best friends, Ben and Scarlett.
 
Source: Fox

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