Toronto: Download THR's Day 2 Daily
The fest's second daily issue includes a look at ‘Snowden’ at the box office, plus new projects for Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried and Casey Affleck.
The Hollywood Reporter has released its second Toronto International Film Festival daily issue, which includes a look at Snowden’s box-office prospects, details of Ethan Hawke’s new movie and exclusive news of Casey Affleck’s directorial project.
Can Snowden Hack the Box Office?
Oliver Stone has said that every studio passed on Snowden before Open Road Films took a chance. After all, the film’s protagonist, Edward Snowden, is seen by some as a whistleblower and others as a traitor. As the film made its long-awaited bow at Toronto on Friday night, THR looks to answer the question of whether Stone’s take on the country’s most famous fugitive will find traction at the box office.
Ethan Hawke Gets Reformed
The Magnificent Seven star Hawke will join Amanda Seyfried in Paul Schrader's drama First Reformed, which follows an ex-military chaplain who is tortured by the loss of a son he encouraged to enlist in the armed forces. He is further challenged after befriending a young parishioner and her radical environmentalist husband. He soon discovers hidden secrets of his church's complicity with unscrupulous corporations.
Casey Affleck’s Indie Movie
Manchester by the Sea star Affleck will topline and direct Light of My Life, an original indie survival drama that he also wrote, THR reports exclusively. Producer and financier details are unclear, and plot points are being kept in the dark, but Light is said to focus on a father and his young daughter who are trapped in the woods.