Source: Sébastien Raymond (©)Earthlings Productions / Belga Film 2017

‘The Hummingbird Project’

This exclusive first look at The Hummingbird Project shows Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård as cousins Vincent and Anton. Kim Nguyen’s drama is shooting now through mid-December in Quebec.

Michael Mando and Salma Hayek round out the cast.

HanWay handles international sales; CAA handles US and Elevation Pictures will release in Canada.

Nguyen (War Witch) has assembled a team of his longtime collaborator including DoP Nicolas Bolduc and production designer Emmanuel Frechette

Canada’s Item 7 produces with Belgium’s Belga Productions. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger of Automatik serve as executive producers.

The film is described as a “modern epic” that “exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world.” The story follows two cousins from New York, experts at High Frequency Trading. They dream of building a fibre-optic cable between Kansas and New Jersey. Hayek plays their powerful former boss who wants to beat them at their own game.

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