When it was announced that Nicolas Winding Refn was developing an original series for Amazon (titled Too Old To Die Young), the internet about exploded. Refn is known for his strong visuals and characterization across a variety of genres, including crime dramas (Bleeder, the Pusher films), fictionalised biopics (Bronson), dramatic adventure films (Valhalla Rising), neo-noir crime thrillers (Drive, Only God Forgives), and psychological horror (The Neon Demon). The prospect of an entire series was just too much to comprehend. Then it was announced that Refn had brought on Ed Brubaker to co-write the entire thing with him. Brubaker is a comic book writer responsible for “The Winter Soldier” and “X-Men: Deadly Genesis” story arcs as well The Immortal Iron Fist series for Marvel, Gotham Central for DC Comics and The Authority for Wildstorm. His involvement took this project to another level completely.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed earlier today that Miles Teller has signed on to headline the series!
Here’s the official synopsis:
Die Young tells of a grieving police officer (Teller) who, along with man who shot his partner, finds himself in an underworld filled with working class hit men, Yakuza soldiers, cartel assassins sent up from Mexico, Russia mafia captains and gangs of teen killers.