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– by Stephon White

There’s a trailer out for the Kim Nguyen film The Hummingbird Project. Nguyen previous credits include the 2012 academy award nominated War Witch and 2010 City of Shadows. This project was written and directed by Nguyen. The director has handled both duties on past films. The Hummingbird Project will be out in theaters on March 15. You can watch the trailer below.

The Hummingbird Project looks interesting to me. Eisenberg is fast becoming the go-to actor for portraying the flawed yet deeply ambitious super genius. I remember sitting in the theatre watching the David Fincher directed Social Network, and thinking to myself wow this actor can really channel the sympathetic slime ball kitsch to goddamn capital T. Later, Eisenberg seemingly channeled that misunderstood nerd angst and infused it into his role of Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman. Despite the initial criticism, I feel like Eisenberg’s Luther could have existed in some parallel else worlds tale, but was not what fans were expecting, and may have been looking for a more maniacal and mature Lex Luthor. To this day, whenever I read a comic with Lex Luthor in it, I unconsciously hear Clancy Brown who voiced Luthor in The WB’s Superman: The Animated Series.

Here’s the official synopsis, production company Hanway films has listed on their webpage.

“In this epic tale of humanity versus corporate greed, director of Academy Award nominated WAR WITCH, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world.

Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high- stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a bre-optic cable in a straight line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions.

But nothing is straightforward for this awed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to breaking point on their quixotic adventure. Breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres, a sociopathic trader who will stop at nothing to see them fail.

No matter what the cost, Vincent and Anton are determined to cut through America, only to find redemption at the end of their line, not through money, but through family and reconnecting to the land.”

Sounds and looks damn thrilling. Do you plan to catch The Hummingbird Project when it releases?

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SOURCES: Continuum Films