Fox Searchlight has inked a deal with Limitless director Neil Burger to helm their crime drama Animal Rescue.

The drama follows a man who wants to leave his life of crime. He gets caught up in a murder that results from a loss at a pit bull fight. The filmmaker is also writing the screenplay, adapted from a short story by Dennis Lehane.

The director most recently made Limitless, which grossed $161 million worldwide. He also directed The Illusionist, another surprise hit that brought in almost $90 million.

Peter Chernin and Mike Larocca are producing the project with Dylan Clark.