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Nick Nolte is looking like a good bet for HBO's new series.

The two-time Oscar nominee is in final negotiations to join Dennis Farina, Dustin Hoffman and John Ortiz in the network's horseracing pilot Luck, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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alum Kevin Dunn, Rome star Kerry Condon and actor Tom Payne also have joined the ensemble show that focuses on Hoffman's character, who concocts a scheme involving a racetrack after he is released from prison.Nolte, 69, would portray the trainer of a top racehorse. Dunn is attached to play a ringmaster of a group of misfits, while Condon will co-star as the exercise rider who is interested in Bug Boy (Payne), an apprentice jockey.

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Luck would mark Nolte's first TV project since his breakthrough performance on the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, for which he earned an Emmy nomination.

Luck is executive-produced by Michael Mann, David Milch, Carolyn Strauss and Henry Bronchtein.