An FX project starring and executive produced by an Academy Award-nominated actor won't be moving forward. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel pulled the plug on the Paul Giamatti pilot “Hoke."
“Written, directed and executive produced by Scott Frank, the project told the story of midlife crisis and murder that features the hardboiled and possibly insane homicide detective Hoke Moseley (Giamatti) in pre-chic Miami circa 1985,” the story notes.
The decision to pass on the drama pilot comes after FX picked up nine comedy pilots during the past year, but has only ordered three drama pilots. FX is adding programming to the comedy-focused FXX network, the story adds, while on the drama side, FX is focusing on event series such as “Fargo.”
Giamatti received an Oscar nomination in 2006 for his supporting role in "Cinderella Man." He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the 2008 miniseries "John Adams" and also won a Golden Globe in 2011 for "Barney's Version."