AMC developing legal drama

Ray McKinnon's project would star Walton Goggins

AMC is developing a legal drama with actor-writer-producer Ray McKinnon that would star "The Shield's" Walton Goggins.

McKinnon, perhaps recognized for his roles on HBO's "Deadwood" and CBS' 2008 mini "Comanche Moon," created and wrote the AMC project, titled "Rectify"; he also will serve as exec producer with Mark Johnson (AMC's "Breaking Bad"). Goggins and Stephen Kay are co-executive producers.

" 'Rectify' takes us to the crossroads of two incredibly compelling worlds," said Christina Wayne, AMC's senior vp scripted series and miniseries. "Ray McKinnon's script beautifully weaves together the legal drama surrounding a wrongful conviction into a great character-driven family drama, and in that sense, it is totally unique."

McKinnon also wrote, directed and co-starred opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the 2004 film "Chrystal." McKinnon and Goggins also appear together in the movie "I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down."

McKinnon is repped by attorney Bill Skrzyniarz. Goggins is with APA and manager Darris Hatch.