Watch: Teaser Trailer For Michael Mann’s HBO Drama ‘Luck’ Starring Dustin Hoffman

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Michael Mann's HBO Drama 'Luck' Starring Dustin Hoffman

As if we’re already having enough trouble keeping up with HBO‘s ridiculously stacked lineup of programming (this writer is still catching up on the first season of “Boardwalk Empire“) here comes another show that is definitely going to be added to our Must Watch pile.

The network has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the upcoming horse racing world drama “Luck” and yeah, it looks fucking great. As if pairing up director Michael Mann and writer David Milch (“Deadwood,” “NYPD Blue“) wasn’t enough, HBO as usual have gone out and cast the shit out of this thing. Dustin Hoffman leads the cast the ruthless ex-con gambler, Ace Bernstein, with Michael Gambon as his nemesis; Dennis Farina plays Ace’s right-hand man; Nick Nolte as former famous trainer named The Old Man; John Ortiz plays a Peruvian trainer with a seedy reputation known as ‘Escalante’; Joan Allen plays a woman who runs a prison program that uses inmates to care for broken-down racehorses; Richard Kind is a forty-something jockey’s agent; Ian Hart is a loudmouth gambler who runs into some cash with Kevin Dunn, Kerry Condon, Tom Payne and Patrick J. Adams rounding things out.

“Luck” hits HBO in 2012 so get your DVRs ready. Watch the trailer below.

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Watched this during pilot season this past spring. I’m a huge fan of both Milch and Mann, and I was excited for the cast and setting. But this thing was so boring and lifeless, though I hear they might have done more work on it. Yet Mann’s horse racing scenes are breathtakingly beautiful and carry the only energy in the whole pilot.


Was this always slated for 2012? Seem to recall hearing something about September when the last teaser came out earlier this year…

Ray H

This one doesn’t have that cheap video look Michael Mann seems to love. Progress!


So Dustin Hoffman returns to serious acting after eons of paycheck roles.

That’s like a miracle. DeNiro and Pacino should follow suit.

Nik Grape

Just saw it on …

Wow, an HBO series with Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte about gambling?

Give them the Golden Globes already. This looks effing fantastic.

Bruce Autumnsteen

Absolutely breathtaking. Golden Globes and Emmys for all involved.

Nik Grape

Embedded video is not working for me. Could be just an issue with my comp at work but thought I’d say something..

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