Danny Strong to Produce Legal Drama From ‘Gran Torino’ Writer at Fox

Danny Strong is attached to executive produce a legal drama in development at FoxVariety has learned.

“The Midnight Lawyer” follows an attorney who gets his clients out of trouble they get into after dark. He used to live the NYC after-hours life and now he’s always striving to save people the way he saved himself, but the business comes with temptations. His clients are colorful night owls, celebrities with paparazzi on their tails, thrill-seeking partiers, and mobsters who will prove time and time again that nothing good happens after 2 a.m. Fox has ordered a script for the project with a penalty attached.

Nick Schenk, the writer of the Clint Eastwood film “Gran Torino,” will write and executive produce. Strong will executive produce along with Stacy Greenberg, Todd Hoffman, and Dennis Kim. 20th Century Fox Television will produce.

Schenk is repped by CAA. Strong is repped by CAA and Sweeney Entertainment.

In addition to “Gran Torino,” Schenk recently wrote for and co-executive produced the Discovery series “Manhunt: Unabomber.” His other writing credits include “Harley and the Davidsons,” “Narcos,” and the Robert Downey Jr. film “The Judge.”

This is the second legal drama Strong has set up at Fox this season. He is also attached as an executive producer on “Infamy,” which follows a law firm that specializes in wrongful conviction cases. Strong is also the co-creator of the hit Fox series “Empire,” which recently launched its fourth season. Last year, he signed a multi-million dollar overall deal with 20th TV.

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