According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winning actor Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) is going to star in HBO's horse-racing drama pilot Luck from Michael Mann and David Milch (Deadwood, NYPD Blue).

Luck follows a smart tough man (Hoffman) "who always has been involved with gambling, from bookmaking and money laundering to casino operations." He gets out of prison after four years and teams with Gus Economou (Dennis Farina), his longtime chauffeur and muscle, to put together a complex plan involving the track. They hire Turo Escalante (John Ortiz), a successful trainer with a bad reputation.

Milch penned the pilot, which Mann is going to direct.

The pilot should start production this spring in Los Angeles.