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FX’s limited series adaptation of the Academy Award winning film Fargo just became the must-see TV event of Spring 2014, with the addition of even more big names to its cast.

Previously announced as being a true crime story with new characters, while retaining the “trademark humour, murder and ‘Minnesota nice’ from the classic film,” Fargo will see previous Coen Brothers collaborator Billy Bob Thornton play the manipulative Lorne Malvo. His path will cross with that of a small town insurance salesman named Lester Nygaard (played by Martin Freeman), setting him on a path to destruction.

Colin Hanks – known for The Good Guys and Dexter, but also currently appearing in the critically acclaimed movie Parkland – will co-star as Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly.

This week the wider cast has been announced, and it seems that showrunner Noah Hawley has been shopping through some of the hottest titles in recent years. »

- Sarah Myles

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