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Dennis Farina and John Ortiz are heading to the track: The actors have joined HBO's new horse-racing drama pilot, Luck, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Described as a "provocative look" at horse-racing and gambling, the project focuses on a man recently released from jail who teams with Gus Economou (Farina) to develop a scheme involving a racetrack. They later recruit Turo Escalante (Ortiz) to help them carry out their plan.Luck is written by David Milch, and the pilot will be directed by Michael Mann, who gave Farina his acting start in 1981's Thief.