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HBO's long-gestating miniseries Criminal Justice -- originally planned as a starring vehicle for the late James Gandolfini -- has undergone a casting change. Robert De Niro, who signed on to replace the late Sopranos star, has exited the seven-hour miniseries due to a scheduling conflict, with O Brother, Where Art Thou's John Turturro taking over the lead role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Criminal Justice, a U.S. adaptation of Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC drama of the same name, was originally developed as a series at HBO. The network passed on the pilot in February 2013, only to revive it

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