Ethan Hawke Set to Star in Jungle-Set Thriller THE LAST OF THE TRIBE — GeekTyrant

Ethan Hawke is set to star in the upcoming film The Last of the Tribe, a jungle thriller that is set in Brazil’s Amazon.

Hawke will play William Phelan, “a washed-out Chicago cop turned corporate gun-for-hire — who finds himself in a wildly unfamiliar landscape, his assignment the murder of the last surviving member of an uncontacted Indigenous tribe.”

The story of the film is described as being about “a broken man standing at an unlikely crossroads, Phelan is given the chance to save a life and reclaim his soul.”

The Last of the Tribe will be directed by Claudio Borrelli (Vultures), and the movie is based on the book of the same title by former Washington Post journalist Monte Reel.

The movie is said to be “genuinely global and intensely relevant,” and it’s pointed out that the last of the Tanarus tribe died in 2022 with the murder.

The script was written by Mark Bailey (Downfall, The Volcano), and it’s produced by Fernando Meirelles (The Two Popes, City of God) and Ed Saxon (Silence of the Lambs, Adaptation).

Meirelles said in a statement: “In this week when Southern Brazil is flooded in the worst tragedy the country has ever experienced, Petrobras, the state-owned oil company, plans to explore oil in the Amazon.

“A film that talks about prioritizing commercial interests over the preservation of the world’s largest forest could not be more urgent.”

Hawke will be joined by the Indigenous Brazilian actress-model Zaya Guarani, born in the Amazon’s Port Velho. Guarani was seen in Darren Aronofsky’s Postcard From Earth, and the environmental activist has used her visibility as a fashion model to further her advocacy work on behalf of Indigenous peoples.

Source: Variety

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