Oscar-nominee Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) has become the latest addition to the cast of Cut Throat City, the new film from director RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists).
Cut Throat City tells the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Reluctantly turning to a local gangster for work, the friends are hired to pull off a daring heist in the heart of the city. But the job goes bad and they find themselves on the run, hunted by two idealistic detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks the friends stole the heist money. With their only way out to buy their way back, the friends decide to get what they need by turning the tables on the casinos that have taken from their city for years… by doing a little taking of their own.
According to Deadline, Hawke is set to portray Jackson Symms, “a highly respected city councilman and retired NOLA deputy chief who has a keen sense of the less fortunate community members who he serves.” He joins an ensemble cast that includes Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Shameik Moore, Eiza Gonzalez, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Joel David Moore, Kat Graham, Rob Morgan, Keean Johnson, Denzel Whitaker, and Isaiah Washington.
via Flickering Myth