The popular Coen brothers film ‘Fargo’ is coming to television screens in a series format, and Indiewire has announced Billy Bob Thorton will star in the crime story.
Rumors of the Fargo series were confirmed by FX last September. Joel and Ethan Coen will be involved with the show as executive producers. Also executive producing as well as writing will be Noah Hawley, according to Indiewire.
Thornton has worked with the Coens as directors before in films ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There,’ and ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ (with Joel Coen). He played the lead in ‘Bad Santa,’ produced by the brothers, according to IMDB.
Thornton’s role in the new Fargo will be Lorne Malvo, which Indiewire says is a man similar to Steve Buscemi’s character, Carl Showalter.
It has been reported that the “Minnesota nice attitude” will be a part of the show, however “it will tackle a whole new ‘true’ crime story across ten episodes,” posted Indiewire.
There have been no details revealing any premiere date, however Indiewire suggests it may begin sometime in 2014.