Dwight Yoakam to Reunite With Billy Bob Thorton on Amazon’s ‘Goliath’

Grammy winner will play aerospace company boss on David E. Kelley series formerly known as “Trial”

Last Updated: June 15, 2016 @ 9:11 AM

Multiple Grammy-winning recording artist Dwight Yoakam has been cast in Amazon original series “Goliath,” which was formerly known as “Trial.”

Yoakam will play Wendell Corey, the head of a giant aerospace company defended by powerful law firm Cooperman McBride, Borns Tech.

Billy McBride, played by Billy Bob Thornton, takes on both of these “goliath” businesses this fall in Season 1. The down-and-out lawyer is seeking redemption — his one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighted toward the rich and powerful.

The series will reunite Yoakam and Thorton, who previously acted opposite each other in “Slingblade.”

“Goliath” also stars William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello and Molly Parker.

The series is written by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro; executive produced by Kelley, Shapiro, Ross Fineman and Larry Trilling.

Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and boasts 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums.

In addition to his main career, Yoakam has also appeared on TV series “Under the Dome” and “Wilfred,” as well as in films “Panic Room” and “Crank.”