Ethan Hawke's upcoming film, Wildcat, looks 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 Wildcat, Ethan 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 Thrones, and, 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 Hollywood, Cate Blanchett & Kristen Wiig in Where'd You Go Bernadette, and 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.”