Hawke’s one of those guys who seems to have little trouble moving back and
forth between big time studio pics and indies without compromising himself much
for either. His low-key, laidback style makes him a pliable presence that works
for a lot of material, especially ensemble films. Although he has a number of
them in his on-deck circle already, he just added a new one from the gentleman
who wrote the remake of Assault on Precinct 13, which of
course Hawke also starred in.
directorial debut here) that follows three residents of the titular borough
through their lives and their struggles to make a way for themselves. There’s
no word yet on who the other two are, but personally I don’t think you can do a
movie without at least one Wu-Tang member present. Since it’s a drama, I’d say
you have to go RZA or Method Man. You don’t want to leave heavy material like
this up to the likes of U-God or Inspectah Deck. No sir, you do not.
Filming is scheduled to begin on location in late April.