Berlin: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace to Star in Thriller 'Stockholm'

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The film is based on the true story of the 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm.

Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace will star in Stockholm, based on the true story of the 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm.

Written and directed by Robert Budreau, the film follows the drama chronicled in the New Yorker article "The Bank Drama" by Daniel Lan about the hostages who bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome."

Scott Aversano and Will Russell-Shapiro will executive produce and oversee the thriller via the Aversano Films banner along with Jason Blum via Blumhouse Productions. Nicholas Tabarrok will produce via his Darius Films banner, with Budreau via his Lumanity banner, and Jonathan Bronfman via his JoBro Productions banner. William Santor, John Hills and Andrew Chang-Sang are also executive producing for financier Productivity Media. Production is slated for April.

“Stockholm will offer moviegoers a raw glimpse into intense events that transpired over four decades ago coining a psychological condition that still intrigues the world today,” said Jonathan Kier, Sierra/Affinity’s President of International Sales & Distribution. “With Robert’s creative direction coupled with Ethan and Noomi’s tremendous talents, we are certain audiences around the globe will be captivated by this thrilling true story.”

Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales and will offer it to buyers for the first time at the 2017 European Film Market in Berlin.

Hawke and Budreau are reuniting after working together on Born To Be Blue in which Hawke starred as jazz legend Chet Baker.

Hawke is represented by CAA, MGMT Entertainment and attorney George Sheanshang. Rapace is represented by CAA, Magnolia Entertainment, and attorney Howard Fishman of HWHM+F. Budreau is represented by APA and The Sanford Ehrlich Company.