The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ethan Hawke is set to topline war thriller Zeros and Ones from writer-director Abel Ferrara, with Cristina Chiriac and Phil Neilson also starring.
The film focuses on JJ, an American soldier stationed in a Rome that is under siege, locked down, and at war. The Vatican being blown into the night sky is only the beginning of our hero’s journey to uncover and defend against an unknown enemy but threatening the lives of the entire world.
Abel Ferrara released a statement saying:
Zeros and Ones is a film of lockdown and war, danger and espionage, American soldiers, Chinese middlemen, Mid Eastern holy men, provocateurs, diplomats, rogue elements of the CIA and KGB. I cannot wait to roll the cameras next week in a way that is safe because this film was written during and with an understanding of the pandemic.
Capstone Group’s Christian Mercuri also released a statement saying:
Coupled with world-class production values and locations that include the eerie backdrop of present-day Rome which has a feeling of Paris at the end of WW2, this film is a package not to be missed.
The project is currently scheduled to commence production in Italy later this month. Diana Phillips of Rimsky Productions will serve as producer on the project alongside Philipp Kreuzer of Maze Pictures. Christian Mercuri’s Capstone Group will launch sales at the upcoming virtual AFM this week under its Blue Box International label and will co-rep domestic sales with CAA Media Finance.