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HBO Could Be in "Luck" With Mann and Milch

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    David Milch, the genius behind "Deadwood," has written a pilot for a new series about the world of horse racing and HBO is hoping to get Michael Mann to direct.

    "The pilot is about a bunch of intersecting lives in the world of the horse racing track,” Milch told Daily Variety. "It’s a subject which has engaged and some might say has compelled me for 50 years. I’ve joked that if I just can make $25 million on this show, I’ll be even on research expenses."

    Milch has been involved in the sport of kings for years, having owned nearly 100 horses and notching wins at the Breeder's Cup.

    Mann is said to love the script and reportedly had a good experience with HBO directing an episode of Martin Scorsese's Atlantic City gangster drama, "Boardwalk Empire."

    Combining Milch's mastery of story and dialogue with Mann's talents behind the camera could be awesome.