Hawke, the 20-year-old daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, joins season three of “Stranger Things,” marking the start of her stand-alone moment in Hollywood.
WWD – Maya Hawke was partially trying to save on Ubers, and mostly calm her nerves, so she was walking around Los Angeles — miles and miles of walking. It was Oscar week, 2018, the city was abuzz, and she had just left a “funny little house” for her final audition for the new season of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix phenomenon from the Duffer brothers.
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W MAGAZINE – Maya Hawke likes to joke that she applied to Julliard “just to avoid having to do well on the SATs.” But the reality is that she’s been acting for as long as she can remember—“I did every school play,” she says—and she’s never really been able to imagine herself doing anything else.
“I’ve been getting up on stage and saying beautiful words and trying to make people laugh since I was really little and nothing makes me feel better in my own skin,” says the lanky, still slightly coltish 20-year-old, who ended up dropping out of drama school after just a year, when her role as Jo March in the 2017 PBS miniseries Little Women conflicted with her class schedule. “For me, acting has always felt like something you just do—the idea that anyone didn’t perform in plays was bizarre to me.”
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.