Abel Ferrara enlists Ethan Hawke for war thriller Zeros and Ones

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Ethan Hawke has signed on to lead the cast of Zeros and Ones, a war thriller from director Abel Ferrara (King of New York, Bad Lieutenant) and co-starring Cristina Chiriac (Tommaso) and Phil Neilson (Siberia).

The film will see Hawke portraying “an American soldier stationed in Rome as it’s under siege, with the Vatican blown up. He embarks on a hero’s journey to uncover and defend against an unknown enemy threatening the entire world.”

Zeros and Ones is a film of lockdown and war, danger and espionage, American soldiers, Chinese middlemen, Mid Eastern holy men, provocateurs, diplomats, rogue elements of the CIA and KGB,” said Ferrara. “I cannot wait to roll the cameras next week in a way that is safe because this film was written during and with an understanding of the pandemic,”

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“Buyers are hungry for compelling and original storylines in the hands of master filmmakers and Zeros and Ones ticks all the right boxes,” added Christian Mercuri of Capstone Group, who are shopping the project at the American Film Market. “Coupled with worldclass production values and locations that includes the eerie backdrop of present-day Rome which has a feeling of Paris at the end of WW2, this film is a package not to be missed.

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Via Variety