Billy Bob Thornton to Star in TV Version of Fargo

It's coming to FX next year

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Aug 2, 2013 3:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – Billy Bob Thornton will star in the TV version of the film Fargo. The Oscar winner has signed on to a limited series based on the 1996 Coen brothers' flick. It's scheduled for a 10-episode run on FX next year. Fans of the movie shouldn't expect to see the same story retold, however. Thornton will play a rootless con artist, and no characters will be carried over from the film. Even so, FX chief John Landgraf says the series will be "remarkably true to the film." Joel and Ethan Coen are associated with the series.

Billy Bob Thornton will star.
Billy Bob Thornton will star.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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