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‘Good Kill’ Starring Ethan Hawke Goes to IFC Films (Interview Video)

'Good Kill' Starring Ethan Hawke Goes to IFC Films (Interview Video)

There was a time that a brainy anti-drone movie like “Good Kill” would be mid-priced studio fare. Kiwi native Andrew Niccol, who launched his Hollywood career by writing “The Truman Show,” is one of those maverick indies who writes the movies that interest him, from “Gattaca” and “Lord of War” to “In Time.” And Ethan Hawke is eager to collaborate with the filmmaker, even when the global marketplace is resistant to thoughtful original movies like “Good Kill.”
Returning for his third go-round with Niccol, in this film Hawke stars as a former Top Gun who is benched in a Las Vegas military base trailer piloting drone aircraft. He goes home to his wife (January Jones) every night, but dropping bombs in Yemen and Afghanistan from 7,000 miles away is not his idea of how to fight a war–especially when the CIA gets involved. The film also stars Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, and Jake Abel. 
interviewed Hawke and Niccol at one of the Indiewire TIFF Talks, below, after the impeccably researched drama debuted in Venice. Early reviews are strong. 
Producers Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage Pictures (“The Hurt Locker”) and Mark Amin of Sobini Films sold U.S. rights to IFC Films. Hawke also stars in IFC’s current Oscar frontrunner “Boyhood.”  

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