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Upcoming Ethan Hawke Movie We Are Excited About

December 9, 2018
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Ethan Hawke is an American actor, writer, and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. He has directed three feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, and a documentary. He has also written three novels. He made his film debut with the 1985 science fiction feature ‘Explorers’, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama ‘Dead Poets Society’. He then appeared in various films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama ‘Reality Bites’, for which he received critical praise. In 1995, he starred in Richard Linklater’s romantic drama film ‘Before Sunrise’, and later in its sequels ‘Before Sunset’ in 2004 and ‘Before Midnight’ in 2013, all of which received critical acclaim.

He has been nominated twice for both the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; his writing contributions to ‘Before Sunset’ and ‘Before Midnight’ were recognized, as were his performances in ‘Training Day’ in 2001 and ‘Boyhood’ in 2014. He was further honored with SAG Award nominations for both films, as well as BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the latter. His other films include the science fiction drama ‘Gattaca’ in 1997, the contemporary adaptation of ‘Hamlet’ in 2000, the action thriller ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ in 2005, the crime drama ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead’ in 2007, the horror film ‘Sinister’ in 2012, and ‘First Reformed’ in 2017.

In addition to his film work, he has appeared in many theater productions. He made his Broadway debut in 1992 in Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2007 for his performance in Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Coast of Utopia’. In 2010, he directed Sam Shepard’s ‘A Lie of the Mind’, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play.

At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Ethan Hawke movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Ethan Hawke films scheduled to release in 2019 and after. We can only hope that the latest Ethan Hawke movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.

1. The Kid (2019)

‘The Kid’ is an upcoming 2019 indie biographical western drama film directed by Vincent D’Onofrio, from a screenplay by Andrew Lanham, and is executive produced by Carl Stubner, through Suretone Pictures. The film stars Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Baldwin, Jake Schur, and Keith Jardine. The film is the story of a young boy (Jake Schur) who witnesses ‘Billy the Kid’s (Dane DeHaan) encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke).

In April 2017, Vincent D’Onofrio was announced to be directing and starring in the film as Sheriff Romero. Later that same month, Chris Pratt signed on as Grant Cutler. In July 2017, Dane DeHaan was cast as ‘Billy the Kid’, with the rest of the cast filled up by September.

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2. The Truth (2019)

Cannes Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda will make his first film outside of Japan with the starry drama ‘The Truth’. Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Catherine Deneuve and Ludivine Sagnier are due to star in the largely French-language picture.

Binoche and Hawke will co-star as a married couple who return to France from the U.S. as the wife’s mother (Deneuve), a well-known actress, publishes her controversial autobiography. During their reunion, various truths come to light. The script is based on an unproduced stage play from Kore-eda. Shoot is due to take place in October and November 2018 in France. Producers are French firm 3B Productions and co-producers are Kore-eda’s Bunbuku and M.i Movies.

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3. Cut Throat City (TBA)

Four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke is set to appear in heist thriller ‘Cut Throat City’, joining Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, Kat Graham, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Joel David Moore, Isiah Washington, Keean Johnson, Sam Daly, Denzel Whitaker, Rob Morgan, Rich Paul, Demetrius Shipp Jr., and Shameik Moore. The New Orleans-set film is directed by Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and based on a script from P.G. Cuscheri.

Hawke will play Jackson Symms, a highly respected city councilman and retired NOLA deputy chief who has a keen sense of the less fortunate community members who he serves. The 9th Ward is his district.

The film centers around four boyhood friends who return to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, and they find their homes decimated and prospects for work swept away. Turning to a local gangster for employment, the crew is hired to pull off a daring casino heist, right in the heart of the city. But when the heist goes awry, the boys are forced on a dangerous crime spree, fighting for their survival while both hunted by the warlord and two idealistic detectives.

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4. Tesla (TBA)

Ethan Hawke is looking set to follow the likes of Nicholas Hoult (‘The Current War’) and David Bowie (‘The Prestige’) by playing electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla. ‘Tesla’, currently in development would also see Hawke reunited with writer-director Michael Almereyda, with whom he worked on both ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Cymbeline’. The script was actually the first written by Almereyda, but he updated it while making 2017 sci-fi ‘Marjorie Prime’.

The biopic, being produced by Passage Pictures and Campbell Grobman Films, will chronicle the life and times of the famed inventor, including his creation of the AC motor and his fierce rivalry with Thomas Edison.

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