Billy Bob Thornton new role



Billy Bob Thornton is heading back to television.

The “Fargo” star has been cast as the lead in the David E. Kelley legal drama “The Trial,” which has gotten a straight-to-series order on Amazon. The series will center on Billy McBride (Thornton), a down-on-his-luck, unemployed lawyer who gets brought a wrongful death case by a young attorney that will pit him against the head of the firm he was fired from (and also co-founded).

According to Variety, the role was previously offered to Kevin Costner.