Following Martin Scorsese’s successful dalliance with the small screen, not one but two legendary figures from cinema are involved in the new HBO horseracing drama, Luck.

The preview below of the series (which is due late 2011/early 2012) boasts the starry presence of Dustin Hoffman in the cast, with Heat/The Insider auteur Michael Mann onboard as executive producer and director of the pilot episode.

Hoffman isn’t the only big name the makers have managed to sign on either. Amongst the other fine supporting players are such respected thesps as Michael Gambon, Ian Hart, Dennis Farina, Joan Allen and Nick Nolte.

Mann of course made his name via TV (aside from being an executive producer on famed 80’s cop show Miami Vice, he early CV also includes writing credits on another favourite, Starsky and Hutch) which makes his return back to the world with Luck all the more exciting.

Courtesy of The Playlist

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