Jack Bender to Get Lost in Motor City

Lost‘s director Jack Bender is gonna get off the island for awhile and visit Detroit for the ABC show The Prince of Motor City. Mr. Bender has a long resume of directing and an execuitve production credit on Dirty Sexy Money, HBO’s creepfest Carnivale and Alias. So he’ll be in familiar territory directing this pilot about a “gothic” family deep in the Detroit auto business. According to Variety, the hour-long show will have Hamlet undertones. Paging Dr. Freud!

Chris Brancato and Bert Salke are behind “The Prince of Motor City” as exec producers; Jessica Goldberg is also an EP. Goldberg wrote the pilot with thesp Hamish Linklater.

Andie MacDowell, Piper Perabo, Aunjanue Ellis and Warren Christie are all set to star in “Prince of Motor City.”

Project, set to start shooting at the end of June, is a gothic family sudser set in the world of Detroit’s auto business.

Jack Bender to Get Lost in Motor City