12 October 2011 1:28 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: FX has acquired Raising Blind, and the network will develop a potential series set in the world of underground gambling. The pilot will be written by Ben Younger and Jay Longino, based on a story by Josh Marchette, Longino and Younger. John Dahl, who tackled illicit gambling in Rounders, will direct the pilot. Vin Diesel and his One Race Films is the production company behind this and exec David Ortiz put the pieces together. Diesel and Younger first teamed on the feature Boiler Room. Younger, Dahl, Longino and Marchette will be the executive producers. Diesel and Younger are repped by CAA and Brillstein, Dahl by UTA and Longino by Roar and Wme. This is the first small-screen producing credit for Diesel, a producer on Fast Five and the next installment of The Fast And The Furious films and the next installment of the Pitch Black series. »


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