THR – Maya Hawke is set to appear onscreen alongside her mother, Uma Thurman, for the very first time, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal. Hawke has been cast in Yale Entertainment’s dark comedic thriller The Kill Room, also starring Samuel L. Jackson and Joe Manganiello.
The Stranger Things and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star has been added to the cast alongside other newly unveiled names, including Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, Little Man Tate, Entourage) and Larry Pine (Succession, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom).
From writer Jonathan Jacobson and director Nicol Paone, The Kill Room is set to begin shooting this spring in New Jersey and New York. Yale’s recently launched sales and distribution banner, Great Escape, will handle international sales and co-rep the U.S. rights with ICM Partners in Cannes.
The Kill Room centers around a hitman, Reggie (Manganiello), his boss (Jackson), an art dealer (Thurman) and their money laundering scheme that accidentally turns the hitman into an overnight avant-garde sensation, forcing her to play the art world against the underworld.
Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman and Jon Keeyes are producing under their Yale Productions banner alongside Anne Clements of Idiot Savant Pictures, Paone, Thurman, Dannielle Thomas and Jason Weinberg from Untitled Entertainment, as well as William Rosenfeld of Such Content. Executive producers include Robert Kapp, Scott Levenson, Jason Kringstein, Richard Switzer, Ian Niles, Philip W. Shaltz, Bradley Pilz, Michael J. Rothstein, Jesse Korman, Jeffrey Tussi, as well as Michael and Jackie Palkovicz.
Hawke is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox.
Netflix has announced that Stranger Things has been renewed for a fifth and final season. This announcement was made along with the season four release date (which will be split in two parts).
On Thursday, Netflix announced that Stranger Things season 4 will be split in two parts. Volume 1 will premiere on May 27, and volume 2 will be released on July 1.
VARIETY – Netflix revealed Thursday the long-awaited fourth season of “Stranger Things” will be split into two parts — and you won’t have to wait long for them to debut.
“Stranger Things 4” Volume 1 will premiere May 27, with Volume 2 to follow on July 1, creators Matt and Ross Duffer, credited as the Duffer Brothers, said in a letter to fans posted on Netflix’s blog. That letter also included the huge news that the show has been renewed for a fifth and final season.
“With nine scripts, over 800 pages, almost two years of filming, thousands of visual effects shots, and a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season, ‘Stranger Things 4’ was the most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding one. Everyone involved is incredibly proud of the results, and we can’t wait to share it with you,” the Duffer Brothers wrote.
They continued: “Given the unprecedented length, and to get it to you as soon as possible, Season 4 will be released in two volumes. Volume One will release on May 27; Volume Two will release five weeks later on July 1. So that’s the good news. It’s coming soon. And it’s better than ever. It’s also the beginning of the end.”
Here’s the official description for “Stranger Things 4”: “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time — and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass), Maya Hawke (BBC’s Little Women), and Betty Gabriel (Get Out) have joined Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, and Alex Wolff in the indie dramatic thriller Human Capital, an adaption of Stephen Amidon’s novel which is being helmed by Marc Meyers.
From a screenplay by Oren Moverman, the film centers on the lives of two families, one middle-class and one privileged, as their lives intertwine across the social divide when two of their children suddenly begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.
Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray’s Maven Pictures and Bert Marcus Film’s Bert Marcus are producing the pic alongside Moverman for Sight Unseen Pictures, as well as Schrieber and Matthew Stillman under their Illuminated Content banner.
The book was first adapted into the 2013 Italian-language film Il Capitale Umano from director Paolo Virzì and became one of Italy’s highest grossing films.
Production on Human Capital is currently underway in New York.
Sarsgaard, repped by WME and Anonymous, can currently be seen in Hulu’s The Looming Tower miniseries. Hawke, who co-stars in the upcoming third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, is a client of CAA and Untitled. ICM and Untitled reps Gabriel, who will appear opposite Ethan Hawke in the Logan Marshall-Green-directed film, Adopt a Highway.
Director Gia Coppola Sets Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff & Jason Schwartzman For ‘Mainstream’ – AFM
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: After making her directorial debut on Palo Alto, Gia Coppola is set to direct and co-write Mainstream as her followup. Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff and Jason Schwartzman have been set to star in an eccentric love triangle and cautionary tale of preserving your identity within the fast-moving internet age. Coppola wrote the script with Tom Stuart, with filming to get underway at year’s end.
CAA Media Finance is handling domestic sales, Wild Bunch is handling foreign sales, and they are introducing it at AFM.
Automatik’s Fred Berger (La La Land and Destroyer) is producing. Robert Schwartzman, Holly Wiersma, and American Zoetrope will serve as executive producers on the film.
Coppola is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment; Garfield is CAA and Gordon & French; Hawke CAA and Untitled; Wolff is CAA, Untitled and Definition; Schwartzman is WME; and Stuart is Grandview.
Lena Dunham, Austin Butler, Maya Hawke, Lorenza Izzo Board Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: More casting news on Sony’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The Quentin Tarantino-helmed film has added Girls alum Lena Dunham, Austin Butler, Maya Hawke and Chilean actress Lorenza Izzo.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the film visits 1969 Los Angeles, where one-time TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way in an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The plot features multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
The large ensemble cast also includes Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Scoot McNairy, Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.
Tarantino, David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh are producers on the film, which is slated for release July 26.
Hawke — daughter of Ethan Hawke and Kill Bill star Uma Thurman — starred as Jo March in BBC’s three-part adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic Little Women and is set as a series regular in the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
Dunham is repped by CAA; Butler by WME and Anonymous Content; Hawke by CAA and Untitled; Izzo by Authentic and Paradigm.