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Drama

Starring :

Robert De Niro, Rizwan Ahmed, Bill Camp, Joshua Bitton, Peyman Moadi, Poorna Jagannathan

Robert De Niro Replaces James Gandolfini on HBO's Miniseries 'Criminal Justice'

September 26, 2013 09:09:07

HBO is moving forward with "". After months of mulling over the future of the miniseries following the death of , who was attached to star on it, the cable channel has now tapped to replace the late actor in the lead role.

The Academy Award-winning actor will play down-on-his-luck New York lawyer Jack Stone who frequently visits police precincts to look for clients. There, he meets a Pakistani named Naz, who is accused of murdering a girl on the Upper West Side, and agrees to take on the case. The Pakistani will be portrayed by Rizwan Ahmed.

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HBO Won't Air James Gandolfini's Pilot, Orders Sarah Silverman's Comedy Special

July 26, 2013 10:07:12

's sudden passing left at least one TV project in the bubble. At the TCA summer press tour, HBO admitted that it's still undecided about "" which had filmed its pilot with the late actor. "Jim's passing took the wind out of our sails at HBO... but we're having conversations with [producer] Steve Zaillian about how to proceed," said producer Steve Zaillian.

While the network is still mulling over how to proceed with the project which is aimed to be a miniseries, it's highly unlikely for viewers to see Gandolfini in one of his final roles. "I can't imagine us airing the pilot with James in it," Zaillian said, making it clear that the pilot starring the "Sopranons" actor won't broadcast.

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HBO Hasn't Decided on the Future of 'Criminal Justice' Following James Gandolfini's Death

June 20, 2013 03:06:29

The late left behind several unfinished business. Following the untimely death of the 51-year-old actor, at least three TV projects are in limbo. One of them is "", which was supposed to mark his first regular TV role since HBO canceled "The Sopranos" in 2007.

An adaptation the 2008 BBC series of the same title created by Peter Moffat, "Criminal Justice" earned a pilot order from HBO. Gandolfini was set to star as Jack Stone, a downtrodden lawyer who frequently visits police precincts to look for clients. HBO passed on it, but later agreed to give it a go as miniseries.

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James Gandolfini Plots TV Return With HBO's 'Criminal Justice'

September 20, 2012 04:09:12

will likely return to HBO with his next small-screen gig. The Tony Soprano of "The Sopranos" has snatched a role on "", which has been given a pilot order by the premium cable channel.

The crime drama is loosely based on the 2008 BBC series of the same title created by Peter Moffat which won BAFTA Awards. The original show consists of two five-episode seasons, with each season featuring a new cast and a new story.

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