Greg Kinnear Drama ‘Rake’ Gets Pilot Order From Fox

"Little Miss Sunshine" star Greg Kinnear will play a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer

Fox has given a pilot order to the drama "Rake," which will star "Little Miss Sunshine" actor Greg Kinnear, the network said Tuesday.

Described as "a character-driven comedic drama," the pilot — which is based on the Australian television drama of the same title — will star Kinnear as Keegan Joye, a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer.  

"Brilliant, frustratingly charming, and with zero filter, Keegan is one of life's great addicts," a description of the pilot reads. "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."

The pilot will also follow Joye's shambolic personal life.

Peter Duncan, who created the original Australian series, will executive-produce the American pilot, as will "Rescue Me" vet Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer of "2012."