Toronto: Salma Hayek Joins 'The Hummingbird Project'

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Salma Hayek

The actress will star alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard in Kim Nguyen's high-speed drama.

Salma Hayek is joining Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard in The Hummingbird Project, the next project from Kim Nguyen (War Witch, Two Lovers and a Bear), whose latest film Eye on Juliet will screen as a special presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Written by Nguyen, The Hummingbird Project will see Eisenberg and Skarsgard play cousins who inhabit the high-stakes world of high-frequency trading and hatch a multimillion-dollar plan that involves plenty of danger if they fail. Hayek will play their nemesis, their brilliant but ruthless former boss. 

The film — which was first introduced to buyers in Cannes by Hanway, which reps international sales (CAA is overseeing the U.S.) — is being produced by Pierre Even (War Witch, C.R.A.Z.Y., Brooklyn) of Item 7 in Montreal and co-produced with Belgian Belga Films, with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Loving) and Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik as executive producers.

Production is set to commence next month in Montreal.

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