Berlin: Ethan Hawke to Star in Thriller '24 Hours to Live'

Ethan Hawke - H 2015

Ethan Hawke - H 2015

Brian Smrz will direct the Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures project.

Ethan Hawke will star in the thriller 24 Hours to Live, which will be directed by Brian Smrz.

Zachary Dean wrote the latest script based on an original script from Ron Mita and Jim McClain. The story follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily, just after being killed on the job.

Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road, China's Fundamental Films Chairman Mark Gao and International President Gregory Ouanhon are producing the film, with Fundamental fully financing. Fundamental Films’ Gary Glushon and Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena and Jonathan Fuhrman will executive produce.

Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales at EFM in Berlin. CAA is handling domestic rights.

Hawke's recent films include Maggie's Plan, which just played at Sundance, Born to Be Blue and the upcoming Magnificent Seven. He's represented by CAA and MGMT Entertainment. 

Smrz has been the second unit director on a slew of big films including Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Fantastic Four. He's represented by CAA and Oasis Media Group.