Forget the Miami Thrice. There’s another trio that have joined forces to produce what could be, on paper at least, the next big HBO series. Check out the following from THR.com: HBO has given a series order to Luck, a new drama with an A-list
pedigree. The series has Deadwood scribe David Milch writing the script,
Dustin Hoffman in the lead role and Michael Mann directing the
pilot. The show is billed as a provocative take on the horse racing industry. Hopefully though, the provocative won’t involve the horses…if you get my drift.
Joining Hoffman will be Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Kevin Dunn,
Richard Kind, Jason Gedrick, Ritchie Coster, Ian Hart, Tom Payne,
Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens and Nick Nolte. Hoffman doesn’t stray into television very often, so the chance to see him finally headlining his own series could be quite the event. Mann and Milch will be exec producing and Hoffman will also pick up a check as a producer. In the meantime, Hoffman wisely doesn’t appear in the upcoming Little Fockers; rather, he will be reprising his role of Shifu in the upcoming Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, as well as appearing in Barney’s Version.