Thursday, August 29, 2013

Telemystery: FX Orders Pilot for Hoke, based on Charles Willeford's Series Character

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FX Networks has ordered a pilot based on a character created by crime novelist Charles Willeford.

Titled Hoke, Paul Giamatti stars as Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley. The pilot screenplay will be written by Scott Frank (Minority Report, Heaven's Prisoners, Get Shorty) but is not expected to be based on any of the books in the series. Information about the first, Miami Blues, is provided, below.

Production is expected to begin on location in Miami later this year.

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Miami Blues by Charles Willeford

Miami Blues
Charles Willeford
A Hoke Moseley Mystery

After a brutal day investigating a quadruple homicide, Detective Hoke Moseley — chronically depressed, constantly strapped for money, always willing to bend the rules a bit — settles into his room at the un-illustrious El Dorado Hotel and nurses a glass of brandy. With his guard down, he doesn't think twice when he hears a knock on the door. The next day, he finds himself in the hospital, badly bruised and with his jaw wired shut.

He thinks back over ten years of cases wondering who would want to beat him into unconsciousness, steal his gun and badge, and most importantly, make off with his prized dentures. But the pieces never quite add up to revenge, and the few clues he has keep connecting to a dimwitted hooker, and her ex-con boyfriend and the bizarre murder of a Hare Krishna pimp.

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