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Dakota Johnson and Penn Badgley do Shakespeare in exclusive 'Anarchy' trailer


If you watched Sons of Anarchy but sometimes thought, “Not enough Shakespeare,” then you’re in luck. Anarchy, the recently retitled film that was Cymbeline when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September, is a modern-day take on the Bard’s play about jealousy, love, and betrayal in the titular British king’s court.

In the film, Ed Harris plays the king of a drug-dealing biker gang, and his daughter’s unsanctioned romance with one of his top soldiers sets off the powder-keg that leads to tragedy. Dakota Johnson and Penn Badgley play the young couple, Imogen and Posthumus, and Ethan Hawke—who’s updated Shakespeare before, with 2000’s Hamlet—plays Iachimo, the treacherous cad who bets Posthumus that he can seduce Imogen.

Written and directed by Michael Almereyda (Hamlet), Anarchy opens in theaters and VOD on March 13. READ FULL STORY

Check out Mondo's new poster for the Ethan Hawke-starring 'Predestination'

The new sci-fi movie Predestination finds the ever-busy Ethan Hawke reuniting with Michael and Peter Spierig, directors of 2009’s Hawke-starring vampire fable Daybreakers. Released to cinemas and on VOD Jan. 9, the film is based on Robert A. Heinlein’s short story All You Zombies and costars Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor. Otherwise, the less we say about this twist-filled time-travel tale, the better.


Ethan Hawke struggles with war in 'Good Kill' trailer

Ten years after their last collaboration—2005’s Lord of War—Ethan Hawke and director Andrew Niccol are at it again for the upcoming Good Kill, a thriller that follows Major Thomas Egan (Hawke) as he deals with the new drone-centric style of warfare—and with his actions. READ FULL STORY

Watch 12 years of 'Boyhood' in 11 heartwarming minutes


Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, the film he quietly made with Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and a cast of unknowns over a span of 12 years, is having a difficult time saying goodbye.

Since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the ambitious cinematic experiment about Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his family has become one of the year’s most beloved films. It’s one of the favorites for year-end awards, and with the film now available on Digital HD, IFC Films has posted an 11-minute featurette, The Making of Boyhood, on Hulu.  READ FULL STORY

Ethan Hawke lands role as jazz legend Chet Baker in 'Born to Be Blue'

Ethan Hawke will play jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in writer-director Robert Budreau’s Born to Be Blue, EW has confirmed.

The actor—who just received a Best Actor nomination from the Gotham Independent Film Awards for Boyhood—is joined by co-stars Carmen Ejogo (Selma) and Callum Keith Rennie (Fifty Shades of Grey). The film, which Hawke helped develop with its producers, tells the story of Chet Baker’s amazing comeback and roller coaster love affair that altered the way he played music and aided him on the road to redemption.

New Real Films’ Jennifer Jonas and Leonard Farlinger, Lumanity Productions’ Budreau, and Black Hangar Sudios’ Jake Seal are producing. William Santor, John Hills, Andrew Chang-sang, Adam Moryto, Stefan Jacobs, D. Matt Geller, and Gurpreet Chandhoke are executive producing.

K5 International is dealing with the film’s international rights. It will introduce the film to buyers at the American Film Market in Santa Monica next month. eOne is distributing the film in Canada.

Born to Be Blue is currently in production in Canada.


Ethan Hawke reflects on his career at NYFF celebration


For Ethan Hawke, the past two years have resulted in a series of culminations. Last year, Before Midnight, which closed out his trilogy with Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Boyhood, which he made with Linklater over 12 years, premiered there this year. And now he’s celebrating the completion of his documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, as it makes stops at various film festivals. So it makes sense that Hawke was prone to look backwards when feted at the New York Film Festival during its “An Evening With…” event. READ FULL STORY

New York Film Festival to honor Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is set to honor two actors during this year’s New York Film Festival. First up, Ethan Hawke will sit down for “An Evening With” segment on September 30, during which he will participate in an “intimate dinner and a conversation between the guests and NYFF Director Kent Jones,” according to a press release.

Then, on Oct. 8, Richard Gere will do the same. For the festival, which is in its 52nd year, the “An Evening With” segment is meant to recognize “the work of individuals who have made significant artistic contributions to film culture, and will continue to do so in the future,” per the release. Past honorees include Nicole Kidman, David Cronenberg, Cate Blanchett, and Ralph Fiennes, among others.

Both Hawke and Gere have films in this year’s festival, which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12. Hawke is attending as a director for the documentary Seymour: An Introduction, while Gere stars in Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind.

TIFF: Ethan Hawke on 'Good Kill' and his post-'Boyhood' blues


Ethan Hawke is on a roll. Last year, he was nominated for another screenwriting Academy Award for Before Midnight, while also starring in the horror film, The Purge, his biggest hit since Training Day. This year, he’s kept it going with Boyhood, the best-reviewed film of the year that has him in the hunt for a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Add to that Good Kill, which debuted last week at the Venice Film Festival and screens at Toronto on Sept. 9. The film marks Hawke’s third collaboration with director Andrew Niccol, who helmed Gattaca and Lord of War, and co-stars Bruce Greenwood and January Jones. In Good Kill, Hawke plays Maj. Tom Egan, an Air Force pilot who has reluctantly traded the wild blue yonder for remote-controlling the deadly drones that rain down on the Middle East’s most dangerous regions from the comfort of home. “Every time I would sit and read the paper and read about a drone strike, I kind of had no idea what that really meant,” says Hawke. “I think I pictured some drone from Star Wars or something. But the reality is extremely interesting and the hope is to tell a true story about the experiences of the soldiers.”

Hawke spoke with EW about Good Kill and his new documentary, which is also playing at the Toronto Film Festival, as well as his biggest takeaway from the 12-year odyssey that was BoyhoodREAD FULL STORY

Watch Ethan Hawke go Shakespearean (again) in 'Cymbeline' trailer


Ethan Hawke is no stranger to Shakespearean interpretations onstage or onscreen, and he’s at it again with Cymbeline, re-teaming with his Hamlet director Michael Almereyda. Hawke starred as the eponymous character in that 2000 modern day interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Now, Hawke and Almereyda are going a little more obscure, and Ed Harris is playing the titular king. Almereyda’s reinterpretation places the story in the world of a biker gang, and has already drawn comparisons to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, what with all the gunfighting mixed in with iambic pentameter.

The play’s story is complicated, but also features a number of plot points that will be familiar to those who know Shakespeare’s more famous work: There’s a pair of star-crossed lovers (Imogen and Posthumus, played here by Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson and Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley), a seduction game, a girl disguised as a boy, ghosts, and even a drug that makes someone appear to be dead. READ FULL STORY

Video: In 'Predestination,' Ethan Hawke is out of time to fight crime


Blending elements of Memento and Minority ReportPredestination finds Ethan Hawke as a temporal agent, traversing through time to eliminate crime before it happens. His last assignment, however, requires him to recruit his younger self and stop the one criminal he’s never caught.

Hawke previously worked with directors Michael and Peter Spierig on Daybreakers, a post-apocalyptic take on vampire mythology, and this project is a return to similarly high-concept material. Based on science fiction legend Robert A. Heinlein’s short story, All You Zombies (a line Hawke spouts mid-trailer), Predestination deals with everything from time paradoxes to, well, fate and predestination.


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