Ethan Hawke Visits Staten Island

Ethan Hawke is set to headline the indie drama “Staten Island,” with scribe James DeMonaco (“Assault on Precinct 13”) making his directorial debut reports Production Weekly.

DeMonaco’s script intersects the storylines of three of the borough residents and struggles of getting ahead. Filming is scheduled to begin late April in New York.

DeMonaco’s eight-hour drama series “The Kill Pit,” which revolves around a downtown bank robbery by a team of American Iraqi-War veterans, begins production later this month in Pittsburgh.