HBO Enlists James Gandolfini for Criminal Justice

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HBO is ready to get back into business with James Gandolfini.

The network has ordered a pilot - co-written by Oscar-wining Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List) and Oscar nominee Richard Price (The Color Of Money) - for Criminal Justice, a crime drama based on a 2008 BBC series of the same name.

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According to Deadline, the U.S. version will star Gandolfini as Jack Stone, a cheap attorney who seeks clients at police precincts. He will come across a Pakistani named Naz (Rizwan Ahmed) by doing so and the series will then follow this character's journey through the justice system.

The ensemble cast will also include Bill Camp, Peyman Moadi and Poorna Jagannathan.

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