The Hummingbird Project (2018)
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Directed by Kim Nguyen.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Sarah Goldberg, Frank Shorpion, Johan Heldenbergh, and Kwasi Songui.
Vincent Zaleski (Jesse Eisenberg) and his cousin, Anton Zaleski (Alexander Skarsgård) leave their jobs as high-frequency traders to lay a fibre-optic line across America that could make them millions.
Although at times it might lull the audience into a sense of ‘based on a true story’, The Hummingbird Project is surprisingly a work of fiction written by the film’s director, Kim Nguyen. Maybe it’s the social political commentary, or that it deals with trading and finance in a way that both The Wolf of Wall Street and The Social Network looked at in their own unique visions. If DiCaprio’s riotous Jordan Belfort was at the top of the money-making chain, the Zaleski cousins are somewhere near the bottom. As the pair
We discussed the genesis of this story, and Eisenberg explains why he felt the need to memorise the screenplay. Nguyen talks about the casting of Alexander Skarsgard, who features in the film in a supporting role, and is different to how we’ve ever seen him before. The director also talks about the commitment from his actors – with Salma Hayek, for instance, ringing him up late at night to discuss her character, while finally Eisenberg discusses the forthcoming Zombieland sequel, claiming that after a dozen scripts, they finally got it right.
Watch the full interview below:
Cousins Vincent and Anton are players in the high-stakes game of high-frequency trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream
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In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) and Anton (Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to breaking point on their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Hayek) a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and
After a brief prologue detailing the ins and outs of “high frequency trading” (older info for fans of the Wall Street flicks), we’re in 2011 as “idea man” Vincent Zaleski (Jesse Eisenberg) is meeting (and selling) with the silver-haired veteran exec that will bankroll his plan.
Paul Davidson is stepping down as executive vice-president of film and television of The Orchard in a move that follows the recent sale of the film group to investor 1091 Media.
Davidson has led the division for five years, overseeing acquisitions and releases on such titles as Birds Of Passage, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Neruda, El Angel, American Animals, and The Hummingbird Project.
At time of writing sources could not expand on the succession plan, nor did they elaborate on 1091 Media’s plans for the film and television business.
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Written and Directed by Kim Nguyen.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Ayisha Issa, Mark Slacke, Sarah Goldberg, and Frank Schorpion.
A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.
It would be stupid to write off The Hummingbird Project as uninteresting due to its subject matter, which is improving high-speed fiber-optic connections in a straight shot from Kansas City to New York. Part of the general moviegoing experience is finding empathy and relating to characters and stories of all different kinds, many of which are inherently about things we don’t necessarily care about. As a young adult obsessed with director Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan instantly became one of my favorite movies of all time despite me never once caring about ballet beforehand. On a grander scale,
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