Dustin Hoffman has signed on to star in Luck, a new drama for HBO.
Deadwood writer David Milch is writing the script and A-list director Michael Mann is helming the pilot. The story concerns the world of horse racing, including provocative examinations of horse owners, gamblers, jockeys, and other industry players. Hoffman of course stars as the main character.
Also among Luck‘s almost-entirely-boys-club cast are Dennis Farina (Law & Order), John Ortiz (Public Enemies), Kevin Dunn (Transformers), Richard Kind (Spin City), Jason Gedrick (Boomtown), Ritchie Coster (The Dark Knight), Ian Hart (Finding Neverland), Tom Payne (Wuthering Heights), Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens, and Nick Nolte.
Production begins this fall in Santa Anita and L.A., with no air date set.