Dustin Hoffman to Star in Luck on HBO

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HBO has picked up the new drama series “Luck,” it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “Luck” is a provocative look at horse racing – the owners, gamblers, jockeys and diverse gaming industry players. “Luck” begins shooting this fall at Santa Anita Park and other Los Angeles locations.

“Michael Mann delivered a pilot from David Milch’s brilliant script that took our breath away,” notes Lombardo. “We are truly excited that these two artists, and our extraordinary cast headed by Dustin Hoffman, will be bringing ‘Luck’ to life.”

The cast for the pilot stars Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Kevin Dunn, Richard Kind, Jason Gedrick, Ritchie Coster, Ian Hart, Tom Payne, Kerry Condon, Gary Stevens and Nick Nolte. Jill Hennessy guest stars.

Milch, Mann and Carolyn Strauss are executive producing, Henry Bronchtein is co-executive producer and Hoffman is producing.

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