Neil Burger Gets Into “Animal Rescue”

Neil Burger (“Limitless,” “The Illusionist”) is set to direct a film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s crime drama short story “Animal Rescue” for Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment says Variety.

The story follows “a man trying to leave a life of crime, a pit bull, a heist gone wrong, and a killing”.

Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Mike Larocca are producing. Lehane penned the previously adapted novels “Mystic River,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Shutter Island.”