BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton will star in the TV version of the film “Fargo.”
FX network boss John Landgraf said Friday that Thornton has signed on to a limited series based on the 1996 crime comedy-drama. It’s scheduled for a 10-episode run on FX next spring.READ MORE: MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Visits Afghan Evacuees At Fort McCoy Calling It 'Uplifting' And 'Emotional'
Thornton will play a rootless con artist. No characters will be carried over from the film, which brought a best-actress Oscar to Frances McDormand.
Even so, Landgraf says the series will be “remarkably true to the film.” Its creators, Joel and Ethan Coen, are associated with the series.READ MORE: Man Dies In Lake Street Shooting
Thornton has had many acclaimed movie performances. He won an Oscar for writing the 1996 drama “Sling Blade,” in which he also starred.
No other cast members have been announced.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Families Soak Up Warm Weather With Fall Festivities
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