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Billy Bob Thornton books post-'Fargo' series
Billy Bob Thornton is heading back to television.
The "Fargo" star has been cast as the lead in the David E. Kelley legal drama "The Trial," which has gotten a straight-to-series order on Amazon. The series will center on Billy McBride (Thornton), a down-on-his-luck, unemployed lawyer who gets brought a wrongful death case by a young attorney that will pit him against the head of the firm he was fired from (and also co-founded).
According to Variety, the role was previously offered to Kevin Costner.