Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) and Neve Campbell are set to star in Burn Up, a four-hour global-warming thriller, according to Variety. The project will be directed by Omar Madha (MI5) and written by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty).

U.S.-based Alchemy Television is distributing the project globally and is already talking to American networks about acquiring the two-part mini-series.

In addition to Whitford and Campbell, British actor Rupert Penry-Jones (Casanova) is set to star. He'll play the head of a fictional oil company whose life comes apart as he's pulled into a global game of intrigue. Campbell will play an oil company staffer who's secretly working with environmentalists, while Whitford will appear as an oil industry lobbyist.

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