Nick Nolte will star alongside Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, and John Oritz in Luck, a new HBO drama from David Milch (Deadwood) and Michael Mann (Heat). Deadline reports that Nolte is close to signing a deal that would have him getting in the show’s world of horse race-gambling.
Luck is told from multiple points of a view and centers Ace Bernstain (Hoffman), who, after three years in prison, teams with Gus Economou (Farina), his longtime chauffeur and muscle, to craft a complex plan involving the Santa Anita racetrack. They recruit Turo Escalante (Ortiz), a successful trainer with sordid reputation. Nolte would play Nolte is agreeing to play “The Old Man”, a formerly famous trainer.