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FX adapting Fargo

FX viewers, better pack a parka. Also, step away from the wood chipper.

The network is heading to Fargo, as it has ordered a script for an hour-long dramatic take on the 1996 Academy Award nominated.

Joel and Ethan Coen, who wrote, directed and produced the film, are on board to executive produce the show, along with My Generation's Noah Hawley, who will write the script. Warren Littlefield is also on board to executive produce the effort.

The film won Frances McDormand a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as the pregnant small-town North Dakota sheriff. It also starred William H. Macy (Shameless) as the used car salesperson who hires two criminals - Peter Stormare and Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) - to kidnap his wife for insurance money. As the film is a modern take on noir, things go wrong rapidly.

The Coens won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the film, as well as a nomination for direction. Macy also was nominated for his supporting role.

Hawley is also involved in a mystery game drama that ABC has purchased.

For FX, the adaption joins Guillermo del Toro's The Strain, Bronx Warrants and The Bridge as shows in the pipeline.

Are you happy about this, or should Fargo have stayed in mothballs?


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Written by: Josh Raymond
Sep 24th, 2012, 10:42 am
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