Ethan Hawke is set to appear in the New Orleans-set heist thriller “Cut Throat City” which is directed by Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and based on a script from P.G. Cuscheri. Well Go USA aims to release the film in theaters next year.
The story follows four boyhood friends who return to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, they find their home decimated and prospects for work swept away.
Turning to a local gangster for employment, the crew is hired to pull off a daring casino heist, right in the heart of the city. But when the heist goes awry, the boys are forced on a dangerous crime spree as a warlord and two idealistic detectives hunt them.
Hawke will play Jackson Symms, a highly respected city councilman for the 9th Ward and a retired NOLA deputy chief who lost his beloved wife and has a keen sense of the less fortunate community members who he serves.
Hawke joins an ever-swelling cast that includes Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, Kat Graham, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Joel David Moore, Isiah Washington, Keean Johnson, Sam Daly, Denzel Whitaker, Rob Morgan, Rich Paul, Demetrius Shipp Jr., and Shameik Moore.