Two-time Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank is set to star in The Hunt, the Universal and Blumhouse political action-thriller from screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse. Swank joins previously announced co-stars Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Glenn Howerton.
Z for Zachariah helmer Craig Zobel is directing the film, which explores escalating aggressiveness between the political right and left in America. The pic hits theaters September 27.
Producers are Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions and Lindelof for his White Rabbit shingle. Cuse and Zobel are executive producers. Universal execs Erik Baiers and Jay Polidoro are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
On June 23 Hilary attended Charity Gala of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Biot, France.
– Events Charity Gala of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy – June 23 2019
Oscar-winner Hilary Swank is known best for Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don’t Cry, but she’s taken to wearing a few somewhat surprising hats in the last few years. She tried on indie, madcap comedy in 2017’s Logan Lucky; in 2018, she graced the small screen as one of the Gettys in FX’s Trust. Next, she is trying dystopian sci-fi on for size in a thriller that Netflix scooped up at 2019’s Sundance Film Festival.
I Am Mother, on Netflix June 7, attempts to figure out what would happen if someone pressed the reset button on humanity and tried to start from scratch. Oh, and in this scenario, that someone is a master race of robots convinced that they can genetically engineer the perfect human and, through that perfect person, start a better version of the human race. Also Swank fights a robot voiced by Rose Byrne. Just a simple, light summer movie, for a casual Friday afternoon Netflix session, right?
Of course, fans of Swank’s work have come to expect tough, thought-provoking projects from the actor, so — robot fight and all — this new role is sort of a return to form. Swank plays the lone survivor of the original human race, Woman (she and the other two characters, Clara Rugaard’s Daughter and Byrne’s Mother have no names in the film). She finds her way to robot overlord Mother’s human hatchery, where she attempts to convince Mother’s child-created-in-a-lab, Daughter, that her robot parent isn’t telling her the whole truth.
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Hilary attended the LA special screening of her new Netflix series I Am Mother held at the ArcLight Hollywood on Thursday in Hollywood. She was joined at the event by her co-stars Clara Rugaard and Luke Hawker.
– Events I Am Mother Premiere – June 6 2019
The first time Hilary Swank walked onto the set of her new sci-fi thriller she recalls that she was floored by the authenticity and attention to detail of the futuristic bunker where much of the action takes place.
Swank, a two-time Oscar winner best known for Million Dollar Baby and Boy’s Don’t Cry, clearly delves into her role of “Woman” in the futuristic and thought-provoking Netflix film, I Am Mother.
The movie, written by Michael Lloyd Green and directed by Green and Grant Sputore, is about alienation, technology and family relationships. The collaborators wondered what it would be like to be raised without parents, to actually be brought up by technology. They pondered the questions, “What would Artificial Intelligence prioritize? “And what would be important?”
In the wake of humanity’s extinction, a teenage girl “Daughter” (Clara Rugaard) is raised by a robot called “Mother” (voiced by Rose Byrne), designed to repopulate the earth.
Their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger (Swank) arrives with some alarming news that calls into question everything “Daughter” has been told about the outside world and her mother’s intentions. Continue reading Hilary Swank on Her Humble Beginnings, Loving Dogs and ‘Wiping Out the Human Race to Start Over’