Miranda Otto joins Rake (US)

2013-02-09_0132Miranda Otto will play the female lead opposite Greg Kinnear in the US remake of Rake.

She will play the exhausted ex-wife Maddy in the drama, Deadline reports. She is described as an earth-mother — grounded, caring, smart, and not a push-over who is begrudgingly acting as psychiatrist to her ex-husband.

Kinnear plays lawyer Keegan Joye in the role originally known as Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxbburgh).

At this stage Rake is still a pilot project, from original series’ creator Peter Duncan, Peter Tolan and Sony TV.

Otto previously appeared in the short-lived Cashmere Mafia.

Also cast is  cast Emily Owens, MD‘s Necar Zadegan.

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