Thriller to star Bradley Whitford
U.K. shingle Kudos is prepping two-part political thriller “Burn Up,” starring Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) as an unscrupulous oil industry lobbyist.“Burn Up,” commissioned by the BBC and co-produced with Canada’s Seven24 Films and Alchemy Television, is set against the background of climate change as oil company execs, eco-activists and pols weigh the conflicting demands of economic success and environmental responsibility. Cast also features Neve Campbell and Rupert Penry-Jones. The miniseries is written by “The Full Monty” scribe Simon Beaufoy and helmed by Omar Madha, whose credits include Kudos’ Brit TV hit “Spooks,” aka “MI5” Stateside.
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