By Lynette Rice
July 14, 2010 at 05:39 PM EDT

HBO announced today that it has picked up the new drama series Luck that stars Dustin Hoffman. The project from David Milch (Deadwood) and Michael Mann (Heat) focuses on horse racing. “Michael Mann delivered a pilot from David Milch’s brilliant script that took our breath away,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming. “We are truly exicted that these two artists, and our extraordinary cast headed by Dustin Hoffman, will be bringing Luck to life.”

Luck will begin shooting this fall at Santa Anita Park and other Los Angeles locations. It also stars Dennis Farina, Jason Gedrick and Nick Nolte and features guest star Jill Hennessy.