Toronto: The Orchard Nabs Salma Hayek's 'The Hummingbird Project'

The Hummingbird Project Still 2 - TIFF Publicity - H 2018
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The film from 'War Witch' director Kim Nguyen also stars Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard.

The Orchard has picked up U.S. rights to The Hummingbird Project by War Witch director Kim Nguyen and starring Salma Hayek, Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Mando. An early 2019 theatrical release is planned.

Written by Nguyen, The Hummingbird Project sees 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 plays their arch-enemy, their brilliant but ruthless former boss.

The U.S. distribution deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo, vp acquisitions for The Orchard, and by CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

HanWay Films is overseeing international sales and distribution for the pic from Item 7 Production, with Pierre Even producing the co-production with Belgian's Belga Productions.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Loving) and Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik are executive producers.