Ethan Hawke to Direct Daughter Maya Hawke in Wildcat

Ethan Hawke to Direct Daughter Maya Hawke in Wildcat
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Ethan Hawke’s upcoming film, Wildcatlooks into Flannery O’Connor’s life. Starring Maya Hawke as O’Connor, it will follow her struggles to publish her first novel and explore themes important to all artists. The film features an impressive ensemble cast, including Oscar-nominee Laura Linney, Philip Ettinger (First Reformed), Rafael Casal (Blindspotting), Steve Zahn (White Lotus), Cooper Hoffman (Licorice Pizza), and more.

In addition to directing and producing WildcatEthan co-wrote the script with Shelby Gaines. Joe Goodman of Good Country Pictures is also producing alongside Ryan Hawke and Ethan Hawke of Under the Influence Productions; Cory Pyke from Renovo Media Group; Kevin Downes and Jon Erwin from Kingdom Story Company; Eric Groth & David Kingland from Renovo Media Group; along with Maya herself through Under The Influence Productions.

Maya Hawke is an award-winning actress and producer. She has starred in numerous films and television shows, including The Handmaid’s Tale, Game of Thronesand, most recently, Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things. She has appeared alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio In Once Upon A Time In HollywoodCate Blanchett & Kristen Wiig in Where’d You Go Bernadetteand Meryl Streep And Saoirse Ronan in Little Women.

Aside from acting, Hawke also ventured into producing with two documentaries released by AppleTV+; Beastie Boys Story and On The Rocks starring Bill Murray.

Producer David Kingland shares, “This project has brought together a unique combination of cast and crew to share Flannery O’Connor’s life and writings to fans and new audiences alike.”

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Thanks to the father/daughter Hawke and Hawke duo at the project’s helm, a new generation will be exposed to a prolific author. A devout Catholic from Georgia, O’Connor was invited to the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop and became famous for her offbeat short fiction about the American South and faith. Despite being plagued by lupus for much of her life, she received posthumous acclaim, including National Book Award, before dying at 39. Her notable works include two books of short stories: A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Convergeas well as the novel Wise Blood.

Hawke says he hopes he can introduce a new generation of filmgoers to the genius that was Flannery O’Connor.

​​“Maya has been working hard for years to put this project together, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to introduce a new generation of filmgoers to the genius of Flannery O’Connor,” he said.

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