March 25, 2014
Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti has been cast to play a "hardboiled and possibly insane" detective named Hoke Moseley in the upcoming FX dramedy pilot Hoke.
The series is based on a series of novels by crime author Charles Willeford, including New Hope For The Dead and The Way We Die Now. According to a statement released by FX, the pilot is being described as a "story of midlife crisis and murder." It will be set in the mid-1980s, in Miami.
FX has had success in the past adapting the work of famous crime novelists. Their hit show Justified is based on the work of the recently-deceased author Elmore Leonard.
Production of the pilot is slated to begin later this year.