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Billy Bob Thornton Set for Fargo TV Show

FX's upcoming Fargo miniseries will not have any characters or plotlines from the movie, the network announced today. What it will have, however, is Billy Bob Thornton, who will play a dangerous manipulator who crosses paths with a small-town insurance salesman. The TV adaptation is "remarkably true to the movie," FX CEO John Landgraf said this afternoon at the TCAs, but the story follows a completely different crime. This is Thornton's first TV role since the nineties, though there is a dude on The Bridge who sounds a lot like the guy in Sling Blade.

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