Ethan Hawke is a Tony and four-time Academy Award nominated actor and writer whose diverse career as a novelist, actor, director, and screenwriter spans more than three decades. BLAZE is his most recent foray into directing, which he also wrote and produced, with his production company Under the Influence Productions. His other directing credits include CHELSEA WALLS, THE HOTTEST STATE and the critically acclaimed documentary SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION. His upcoming work includes Paul Schrader’s timely political and environmental thriller FIRST REFORMED. After the film screened at the 2017 Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals it was acquired by A24 and will release it in 2018. Hawke stars in his second project with BORN TO BE BLUE Director Robert Budreau, a thrilling, quirky comedy, STOCKHOLM. He also stars alongside Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd in the Judd Apatow produced romantic comedy JULIET, NAKED based on the best-selling Nick Hornby novel of the same name. BLAZE and JULIET, NAKED both premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
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