HBO’s upcoming David Milch series Luck has cast Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, according to Variety. Hoffman is set to play Ace Bernstein, an autodidact caught up in gambling on the horse-racing circuit who recently completed a four-year prison sentence. Dennis Farina has also been cast as Bernstein’s driver, Gus Economou, a man of “dominant volatility” who is devoted to his boss. J ohn Ortiz rounds out the cast as Turo Escalante, a Peruvian trainer based on Julio Canani. David Milch previously created John From Cincinnati” and was an executive producer on the fantastic Deadwood. The pilot of Luck will be directed by Michael Mann, who will produce with Carolyn Strauss, David Milch, and former Sopranos producer Henry Bronchtein. Hoffman won an Emmy for his previous foray into television back in 1986 for Death of a Salesman and can be seen later this year in the upcoming sequel to Meet the Fockers.
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