Two join HBO's 'Ninth'

Ray Winstone, Jonah Lotan cast in drama pilot

Ray Winstone and Jonah Lotan are set to star on HBO's drama pilot "Last of the Ninth" from David Milch.

"Ninth" is a gritty drama set in 1972 in the New York Police Department, which is struggling with fiscal problems and allegations of corruption. The project centers on Joe Dalton (Lotan), a young Vietnam veteran who joins the NYPD as an undercover cop. There, veteran detective John Giglio (Winstone) takes him under his wing.

Milch wrote the pilot with Bill Clark; the duo also are executive producers. Carl Franklin is directing the pilot.

Winstone, who is onscreen in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," is repped by ICM and Michael Wiggs at London-based CAM.

Lotan, who next appears in HBO Films' miniseries "Generation Kill," is repped by Gersh and Luber Roklin.