Hilary Swank is an American actress and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Critics Choice Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She made her film debut in a minor role in the movie ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, before making her breakout role in the fourth installment of ‘The Karate Kid’ franchise, ‘The Next Karate Kid’ in 1994. On television, she was part of the main cast in the eighth season of the drama series ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ as single mother Carly Reynolds from 1997 to 1998. She garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in the 1999 biographical film ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She starred in Clint Eastwood’s 2004 sports drama film ‘Million Dollar Baby’ as struggling-waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald, which won her a second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Swank has also starred in films such as ‘The Gift’ in 2000, ‘Insomnia’ in 2002, ‘The Core’ in 2003, ‘Iron Jawed Angels’ in 2004, ‘Red Dust’ in 2004, ‘The Reaping’ in 2007, ‘P.S. I Love You’ in 2007, ‘Freedom Writers’ in 2007, ‘The Homesman’ in 2014, ‘You’re Not You’ in 2014 and ‘Logan Lucky’ in 2017. In 2018, she portrayed Abigail Harris Getty in the FX series ‘Trust’, opposite Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty.
In 2007, Swank starred in ‘Freedom Writers’, about a real-life teacher, Erin Gruwell. Many reviews of her performance were positive, with one critic noting that she “brings credibility” to the role, and another stating that her performance reaches a “singular lack of artifice, stripping herself back to the bare essentials”. She next starred in the horror film ‘The Reaping’ in 2007, as a debunker of religious phenomena. The same year, she also appeared in the romantic drama ‘P.S. I Love You’ with Gerard Butler. She portrayed the pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart in the 2009 biopic ‘Amelia’, which she also co-executive produced through 2S Films, a production company she established with producer Molly Smith.
In 2012, her audiobook recording of Caroline Knapp’s ‘Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs’ was released at Audible.com. In 2013, she starred in the television film ‘Mary and Martha’ alongside Brenda Blethyn. In 2014, she played the lead role of Kate Parker, a woman whose life is shattered when she develops the degenerative disease ALS, in ‘You’re Not You’. The film co-starred Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel. In 2017, she appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy ‘Logan Lucky’ as Special Agent Sarah Grayson, alongside Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig, and portrayed lawyer Colette Hughes in Bille August’s drama film ’55 Steps’.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Hilary Swank movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Hilary Swank films scheduled to release in 2019 and thereafter. We can only hope that the latest Hilary Swank movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. I Am Mother (2019)
‘I Am Mother’ is an upcoming Australian thriller/science fiction film starring Hilary Swank, directed by Grant Sputore and written by Michael Lloyd Green. The film follows a teenage girl (Clara Rugaard) who is raised underground by a robot Mother (Rose Byrne) designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. The inexplicable arrival of a blood-drenched woman (Swank) threatens this bond, calling into question everything the girl was told about the outside world. She starts probing the robot’s nature and discovers the truth of the Mother’s greater mission.
Principal photography was completed in 2017 in Australia’s Adelaide Studios. It is Sputore’s feature film debut. The screenplay was on the 2016 Black List. The “Mother” robot was built by Weta Workshop. A work-in-progress version of the film was already shown at the Adelaide Film Festival on October 12, 2018. A month later, it was announced that ‘I Am Mother’ is part of the feature film line-up for Sundance 2019. StudioCanal is the distributor of the film in Australia and New Zealand.
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2. Fatale (TBA)
Michael Ealy and Mike Colter will star opposite Hilary Swank in Deon Taylor’s noir thriller ‘Fatale’. Ealy will portray a married man who is tricked into a murder scheme by a seductive female police detective, played by Swank. Colter plays Ealy’s best friend and business partner. Tyrin Turner and Geoffrey Owens have also been cast in a supporting roles. Taylor is directing ‘Fatale’ from a script by David Loughery. He is also producing the film with his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. Two-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti will be the director of photography.
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