Paul Giamatti Scores FX Pilot

Move over Louis CK and Sons of Anarchy, here comes Brooklyn Heights resident Paul Giamatti. The actor will play a detective in a new pilot for the FX network – and by the way Vulture describes it sounds like Columbo and Monk meet Luther and that friends is not a bad thing:

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Vulture: FX has ordered a new drama pilot starring Paul Giamatti, the network announced today. Hoke, written and produced by Justified’s Scott Frank, is set in Miami in the mid-eighties and is an adaptation of Charles Willeford’s Hoke Mosely novels, including Sideswipe, New Hope for the Dead, and The Way We Die Now. (Willeford’s first Hoke Mosely book, Miami Blues, was already made into a movie in 1990.) Giamatti will play the titular detective, whom FX describes as “hardboiled and possibly insane.” Just like all of FX’s lead characters!

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  • David on Middagh

    I’d watch it!

    If I had cable.

  • Andrew Porter

    You know you can come over and watch it at my house—provided it doesn’t conflict with anything I’m viewing.