Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Into The Woods Images Stalk Online
Chris Pine and co. are feeling musical
Exclusive First Look At Helen Mirren In Eye In The Sky
Gavin Hood's new drone warfare thriller
Margot Robbie Set To Do The Taliban Shuffle
She's in negotiations for Tina Fey's new film
Steve Coogan Heads For Happyish
Replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman in the dark comedy show
Nick Frost Finds The Finger
A new US TV sitcom
Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler Red Band Trailer Lands Online
John Goodman and Mark Wahlberg fill the swear jar
Nathalie Emmanuel Heads For Maze Runner Sequel
She'll be part of The Scorch Trials
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Trailer Materialises
Tom Harper's horror sequel opens its doors to visitors
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 September 2014
Charlie Hunnam Circling The Mountain Between Us
Margot Robbie is also in talks
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Congress (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Parkland (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paul Giamatti Set For Hoke TV Pilot
He'll be a hardboiled 'tec

29 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

We’ve long since left the days behind when film actors snagging TV roles was anything shocking, but it seems like a particularly busy time for actors making the transition, what with David Morrissey setting up a pilot yesterday and Paul Giamatti announced for a new detective show today.

The US FX network has nabbed the actor to star in Hoke, which will be based on Charles Willeford’s novels. Specifically, the planned series will draw from Sideswipe, New Hope For The Dead and The Way We Die Now, though mixing things up the way Justified uses Elmore Leonard’s Raylan Givens stories.

Hoke will follow detective Hoke Moseley around Miami circa 1985 as he tries to do his job as a homicide investigator while dealing with a big mid-life crisis and possible insanity issues. So not another Miami Vice, in other words. Out Of Sight writer Scott Frank has scripted the pilot, will direct it and, should the channel decide to order the show, is aboard to run the writer’s room.

“Like Elmore Leonard, Charles Willeford is one of the most deeply respected writers of crime fiction and he created a wholly original and colourful lead character in Detective Hoke Moseley,” said FX president of original programming Eric Schrier in a statement picked up by Deadline. “Scott Frank delivered a magnificent script and we are honoured that Paul Giamatti will bring Hoke to life.” Movie trivia alert: the Moseley character was played (as a sergeant) by Fred Ward in 1990’s Miami Blues.

It’s just the latest telly role for Giamatti, who will be stopping by Downton Abbey in the next series. Film-wise, he has Romeo And Juliet, Saving Mr. Banks and 12 Years A Slave upcoming. He’s also the Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which lands here on April 18.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Teaser Trailer For Child Of God
Based on the Cormac McCarthy novel
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Giamatti's always very watchable. More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 13:54 on 29 August 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)