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Dustin Hoffman to star in HBO series

Posted by Matthew Gilbert  July 14, 2010 12:53 PM

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HBO has just announced a new series, a drama about horse racing called "Luck." And look at these credits: The show will star Dustin Hoffman, it's being written by David Milch (of "Deadwood" and "NYPD Blue"), and the pilot was directed by Michael Mann ("Miami Vice," "Heat"). The show, which begins shooting this fall, will also feature Ian Hart, Dennis Farina, Richard King, Jason Gedrick, and -- don't be scared -- Nick Nolte.

In the meantime, HBO has a number of other projects in the works, including "Boardwalk Empire," which will premiere on Sept. 19. The drama, about Atlantic City during Prohibition, will star Steve Buscemi, Dabney Coleman, and Gretchen Mol. Other titles on the HBO list are the medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones," based on George R.R. Martin's novels, and a miniseries remake of "Mildred Pierce" with Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood as mother and daughter.

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