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Nolte Ready to Press his 'Luck'

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 9th 2010 11:15AM
Before he starred in the most famous celebrity mug shot in America, Nick Nolte was known for his explosive performances in films ranging from drama to action to comedy. Now we may find out if television fans are ready to accept him as an actor again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolte, who since his 2002 drunk driving arrest has taken mostly low profile roles in foreign and low budget productions, is currently in talks to co-star alongside Dustin Hoffman in the upcoming HBO series 'Luck.'Before he starred in the most famous celebrity mug shot in America, Nick Nolte was known for his explosive performances in films ranging from drama, to action to comedy. Now we may find out if television fans are ready to accept him as an actor again.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nolte, who since his 2002 drunk driving arrest has taken mostly low profile roles in foreign and low budget productions, is currently in talks to co-star alongside Dustin Hoffman in the upcoming HBO series 'Luck.'

Also joining the horse racing show, which revolves around "a diverse group of characters surrounding a racetrack," are veteran actors Kevin Dunn ('Transformers'), Kerry Condon ('Rome') and Tom Payne ('Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day'). The new additions will join a cast already boasting Hoffman and 'Law & Order' veteran Dennis Farina.

Nolte, who is still in negotiations with 'Luck' honchos David Milch ('Deadwood') and Michael Mann ('Heat'), would play a top line horse trainer at the racetrack, while Dunn's character is colorfully described as "the prodigious misanthrope who is the ringmaster of a syndicate of misfits," a bio easily applicable to any number of Hollywood personalities.

For Nolte, who previously took his first steps back into the spotlight with a well received supporting role in 2008's comedy smash 'Tropic Thunder,' the role would mark his first television gig since he burst onto the scene way back in the acclaimed 1976 miniseries 'Rich Man, Poor Man.'

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