Ethan Hawke is set to both direct and adapt the script for “Camino Real,” a film version of the infamous experimental play by Hawke’s own great-uncle – famed author and playwright Tennessee Williams.
Far more surreal than Williams’ other famed works like “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Glass Menagerie,” “Camino Real” follows a young American named Kilroy as he encounters a broad range of colorful characters including Don Quixote, Esmeralda and Casanova.
Shooting will take place in Rio de Janeiro this year with the goal of wrapping production by Christmas. Hawke hopes to cast Juliette Binoche in one of the key roles and is lining up the rest of his ensemble, but will not act in the film himself.
Uri Singer (“Tesla”) will produce and finance the picture through his company, Passage Pictures.