Dustin Hoffman will follow a growing parade of film stars who appear in television series as a crooked horseracing shark in HBO’s upcoming drama, Luck.
It is his first major television role in 40 years.
The series by Michael Mann (Miami Vice, Crime Story) and David Milch (NYPD Blue, Deadwood) centres on the worlds of horseracing and gambling told through a diverse group of characters surrounding a racetrack.
Hoffman’s character is described as “an intelligent, intuitive tough man who always has been involved with gambling, from bookmaking and money laundering to casino operations.”
Recently released from prison after four years, he teams with Gus Economou (Dennis Farina), his longtime chauffeur, to craft a complex plan involving the track. They recruit Turo Escalante (John Ortiz), a successful trainer with a sordid reputation.
Hoffman won an Emmy in 1986 for CBS’ adaptation of the 1984 Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of Salesman,” in which he played Willy Loman.
Source: Hollywood Reporter