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Sam Raimi Will Direct Greg Kinnear Pilot

Director Sam Raimi attends the UK film premiere of  Oz: The Great and Powerful at the Empire Leicester Square on February 28, 2013 in London, England.

On the heels of Ang Lee signing on to direct an FX pilot, another big-league director is getting into the TV game: Sam Raimi will direct the pilot for Fox's Rake, according to Deadline. Rake, starring Greg Kinnear, is an adaptation of the Australian dramedy of the same name; it follows a charismatic bad-boy defense attorney on all of his darkly humorous adventures. This is Raimi's first time directing a TV show, though he's been an executive producer on a dozen or so shows since 1995, like American Gothic and Xena: Warrior Princess. Rake doesn't have much in common with those shows, though. Sadly.

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