Punch, Sharp ride tandem in HBO's '1%'

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Lucy Punch and Timm Sharp have been tapped to co-star on "1%," Michael Tolkin's drama pilot for HBO.

Emmy-winning director Alan Taylor is set to helm the pilot, which is being produced by Management 360's TV division.

"1%," whose title refers to the 1% tattoo considered a badge of honor for members of some fringe biker clubs, is set at the Carefree, Ariz., chapter of one of the toughest motorcycle clubs in the country, the Death Rangers.

Sharp will play Scratch, a loyal Carefree Death Ranger. Punch will play Candace, the mentally unstable wife of another Death Ranger.

Tolkin penned "1%" and is executive producing the pilot with Gregg Fienberg, Alex Hertzberg and Guymon Casady.

Taylor recently won a DGA Award for directing the pilot of AMC's "Mad Men." Last year, he won an Emmy for "The Sopranos."

Punch, who starred on CBS' "The Class," next appears in the feature "Kids in America." She is repped by ICM, Bender/Spink and U.K.'s United Agents.

Sharp, who co-starred on Fox's "Undeclared," recently recurred on " 'Til Death." The actor, repped by UTA and Robert Stein Management, also recently wrapped the feature comedy "NowhereLand."
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