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Dustin Hoffman to Star in HBO's 'Luck'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 2nd 2010 9:59AM
Dustin HoffmanFans of Dustin Hoffman are in luck, as the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the two-time Oscar winner has just booked his first regular TV gig.

According to the report, Hoffman will star in HBO's horse-racing and gambling drama 'Luck' from director Michael Mann ('The Insider') and David Milch ('Hill Street Blues'; 'Deadwood').

In it, Hoffman will play a man with a history of gambling who, after a four-year prison sentence, joins forces with his chauffeur (Dennis Farina) to form a "complex plan involving the track." Something tells us it won't exactly be legal.

Also on board to co-star is actor John Ortiz.Dustin HoffmanFans of Dustin Hoffman are in luck, as the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the two-time Oscar winner has just booked his first regular TV gig.

According to the report, Hoffman will star in HBO's horse-racing and gambling drama 'Luck' from director Michael Mann ('The Insider') and David Milch ('Hill Street Blues'; 'Deadwood').

In it, Hoffman will play a man with a history of gambling who, after a four-year prison sentence, joins forces with his chauffeur (Dennis Farina) to form a "complex plan involving the track." Something tells us it won't exactly be legal.

Also on board to co-star is actor John Ortiz.

Hoffman is best known for his work on the big screen, which has earned him an astounding seven Oscar nominations and two wins, for 'Kramer vs. Kramer' (1979) and 'Rain Man,' in 1988. His other classic film roles include 'The Graduate,' 'Midnight Cowboy' and 'Tootsie.'

He currently has a couple of films slated for release this year, including the highly anticipated 'Meet the Fockers' sequel, in which he will reprise the role of Greg Focker's (Ben Stiller) father, Bernie.

The report indicates that this will be Hoffman's first regular work on television in over 40 years, although he did win an Emmy for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or Special in the 1986 for 'Death of a Salesman.'

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