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Kind, Hart added to ‘Luck’ roster

Milch horseracing series rounding out its cast

The call sheet continues to fill up for HBO’s David Milch horse racing series “Luck.”

Richard Kind who recently had a supporting role in the Coen brothers film “A Serious Man,” will appear as a fortysomething jockey’s agent. He just completed Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter.” Brit thesp Ian Hart will play a loudmouth who comes into some cash and bankrolls a series of Pick Six bets. Hart appeared in the FX series “Dirt,” and had a role in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

Dustin Hoffman has been cast as the lead in the skein, which centers around a group that lives vicariously through the goings-on at the racetrack. Dennis Farina, Nick Nolte and John Ortiz also co-star.

“Luck” is the third series Milch has created for HBO. He previously was exec producer of Western epic “Deadwood” and surf noir skein “John From Cincinnati.”

Michael Mann, who is directing the pilot, will also exec produce along with former HBO programming topper Carolyn Strauss and Milch. Henry Bronchtein (“The Sopranos”) is co-exec producer.

Cabler is about to begin production for a 2011 launch.

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