Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) and Neve Campbell are set to star in “Burn Up,” a four-hour global-warming thriller from scribe Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty) and director Omar Madha (“MI5”).
U.S.-based Alchemy Television is distributing the project globally and is already talking to American networks about acquiring the two-parter, which comes from Kudos Film and Television and Seven24 Films. BBC2 and Global Television will air it in England and Canada, respectively.
In addition to Whitford and Campbell, British actor Rupert Penry-Jones (Casanova) is set to star in “Burn Up.” He’ll play the head of a fictional oil company whose life comes apart as he’s pulled into a global game of intrigue. Campbell will play an oil company staffer who’s secretly working with environmentalists, while Whitford will appear as an oil industry lobbyist.