Colin Hanks Boards FX's FARGO Adaptation
Colin Hanks is headed to FARGO.
According to Deadline, the actor has officially inked a deal to star alongside Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton in the limited series, based up on the Coen brothers' original film.
The series is adapted by novelist/writer Noah Hawley from the award-winning film of the same title. Warren Littlefield and Joel & Ethan Coen will serve as Executive Producers on the series.
The series "centers on Lester Nygaard (Freeman), a small-town insurance salesman henpecked by his wife, whose life is changed when a mysterious stranger, Lorne Malvo (Thornton), comes to town.
Hanks will take on the role of "Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer."
The 10-episode limited series will be inspired by the film, and will follow an all-new "true crime" story. The series will follow a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that has made the film an enduring classic.
"For years, people have tried to adapt this Academy Award(R)-winning gem into a TV series with no success," said John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks. "I have always loved Fargo and I was skeptical about this as a series, but Noah Hawley's script made me a believer. This script is so good and so true to the tone of the original movie."
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