Last month it was announced that Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, ) is writing, directing and producing a crime thriller series for Amazon entitled To Old To Die Young, and now comes word that Whiplash and Bleed for This star Miles Teller has signed on for the lead.
“I’m a huge fan of Nic’s work, so the opportunity to work with him, and for a company like Amazon, with this type of material is very exciting,” said Teller in a statement announcing his casting.
Co-written with Ed Brubaker (Westworld, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), the series will see Teller as Martin, a police officer entangled in the world of assassins. The show will take place in the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles, and will explore various killers’ existential journeys in becoming samurai in the City of Angels.
The ten episode series is set to begin production in Los Angeles in the fall. Meanwhile Refn is also producing a remake of the 80s slasher Maniac Cop, which is also shooting in L.A. in the summer, and he remains attached to direct the feature film The Avenging Silence.