Nicolas Winding Refn is easily one of the most divisive filmmakers working today. Although he’s most well-known for directing Drive with Ryan Gosling, Refn’s career is characterized by his unique and cerebral approach to crime cinema, starting with his 1996 debut – Pusher – all the way to last year’s Neon Demon starring Elle Fanning and Keanu Reeves. Now, Refn is bringing his talents to the small screen with Too Old to Die Young, a Los Angeles-set ensemble story led by Miles Teller.
Dear Friend, Meet the cast of Too Old To Die Young..! ❤️👁🔻 pic.twitter.com/X0te3XhceP
— Nicolas Winding Refn (@NicolasWR) November 21, 2017
Refn recently posted a picture on Twitter, announcing the rest of the cast, which now includes: Billy Baldwin, Jena Malone, John Hawkes, Nell Tiger Free, Callie Hernandez, Cristina Rodlo, Babs Olusanmokun, and Augusto Aguilera. It’s a pretty impressive cast, mixing in big stars like Miles Teller with acclaimed character actors like Deadwood‘s John Hawkes. Not much is currently known about the series, except for the fact that its characters will be Russian mobsters, Yakuza assassins, cartel assassins, and gangs of teenage murderers. Basically, another symphony of violence with lots of striking colors and (presumably) minimal dialogue.
For this project, Refn – who will be directing every episode of the upcoming series – teamed up with comic book writer Ed Brubaker on the story. You might know Brubaker as the writer behind The Fade Out or Fatale, as well as the crime drama Gotham Central, not to mention his work on Captain America that introduced the popular Winter Soldier character. His writing often focuses on criminal underworlds and the dynamics within those organizations, making him a perfect collaborator for Refn, whose films are often more concerned with who his characters are than with what they’ve done. Not much else is known about the series, but we can expect it to come in 2018.
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Source: Slash Film