Steve Knight

Hummingbird Movie

Well this looks excellent. Hummingbird is the story of an ex-special forces soldier who ends up homeless, but it’s really the tale of Jason Statham doing a bunch of Jason Statham-esque stuff while shining a light on social injustice. It looks gritty and violent, but it also looks like it has a dramatic heart beating at its center. It’s also no surprise that it’s the first feature directing effort from Steve Knight, the writer of Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things. Both were dark, bloody movies with a higher IQ than the regular rabble. Hopefully that’s what we’ll see here as well. Check out the trailer for yourself:

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Lisa Cholodenko

Director Lisa Cholodenko’s latest film, and her biggest success to date, was the domestic drama with paternity issues The Kids Are All Right. Starring names like Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson, The Kids Are All Right was an ensemble acting piece, and essentially a small in scope character study, so it may come as some surprise that the newest project the direct has in the works sounds like it’s going to be pretty plot-heavy. The Wrap reports that Cholodenko has signed on to make a political thriller called November Criminals. Set in Washington D.C., this Steve Knight- (Eastern Promises) penned script tells the story of a student who has to explore the underbelly of Washington society in order to investigate the death of a classmate. Those details, in conjunction with the film’s title, probably serve as a good indication that this story isn’t going to be a very kind representation of our current political system.

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