Following the recent casting of Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei, Deadline reports that Stranger Things star Maya Hawke has been tapped to join in director Marc Meyers’ forthcoming film adaptation Human Capital, based on Stephen Amidon’s 2005 novel of the same name. In addition to Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don’t Cry, Jarhead) and Betty Gabriel (Get Out) have also been cast for the film.
Human Capital is a family drama about families who help each other in order to chase their American Dream. The films will follow the live of two families belonging in two different social economic status: one middle class and one privileged. These two groups of people’s lives will intertwine across the social divide when two of their children suddenly begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.
The cast includes Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, Spider-Man: Far From Home) as Carrie, Alex Wolff (Hereditary) as Ian and Golden Globe nominated actor Liev Schreiber (Spotlight, Ray Donovan) as Drew, who’s also set to serve as the film’s producer through his Illuminated Content banner.
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The film is directed by Marc Meyers from Oren Moverman’s script. Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray of Maven Pictures are producing the film along with Bert Marcus Films’ Bert Marcus, Matthew Stillman of Illuminated Content and Moverman through his Sight Unseen Pictures.
Hawke is the daughter of famous actors Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society, Boyhood) and frequent Tarantino collaborator Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill). She was recently seen in Eli Roth’s fantasy film The House with a Clock in Its Walls alongside Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. Hawke will next be seen in the upcoming third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things as Robin and in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming film Once Upon a Upon a Time in Hollywood which is slated to be released on August 2019.
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