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Neil Burger Tapped to Train Episodes of Top Video Drama ‘Motorheads’ (Distinctive)

Neil Burger, who final directed Daisy Ridley in the gritty thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, is leaping into sequence work with Motorheads, a soapy auto-themed drama for Top Video.

Burger is helming the kickoff episode, in the intervening time shooting, moreover to the 2d. He’ll also back as exec producer.

Motorheads stars Ryan Phillippe as a vulnerable NASCAR mechanic who now runs his have auto physique store in a Rustbelt town in Pennsylvania. He faces financial insecurity while also living in the shadow of an rotten brother, nevertheless turns into the linchpin of a neighborhood of multigenerational outsiders who make an unlikely friendship over their like of autos.

Nathalie Kelley (The Baker and the Beauty), Michael Cimino (Never Be pleased I Ever) and Melissa Collazo (Judicious one of Us Is Lying) are also on the name sheet.

The sequence is written and executive produced by John A. Norris, serves as showrunner. It is miles veritably executive produced by Jason Seagraves, Ruben Fleischer (who turned into as soon as originally slated to inform the first episode) and Jake Fuller.

Ryan Zaragoza will back as co-executive producer and producing director. The sequence is produced by Jax Media and Amazon MGM Studios.

Burger is known for his movie work, which accommodates the effectively-regarded magician drama The Illusionist, starring Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti, and Divergent, portion of the movie sequence adapting the correct-selling books by Veronica Roth and starring Shailene Woodley. And naturally, there turned into as soon as Limitless, the hit Relativity Media thriller starring Bradley Cooper that begat a transient-lived CBS TV sequence.

This isn’t the first brush with episodic work for Burger, who next has the Phoebe Dynevor-starring locate thriller Inheritance coming from IFC. He previously directed installments of the Showtime drama Billions, among them the pilot and closing episode. He turned into as soon as also an exec producer on the sequence.

He’s repped by CAA and manager Jay Baker of Nomad Story.

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