Deadline’s Coffee With Creators panel series continued September 9 with The Hummingbird Project, Kim Nguyen’s new thriller that stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek and Michael Mando. Nguyen (War Witch, Two Lovers and a Bear) wrote and directed the pic, which had its world premiere the night before as a TIFF Special Presentation.
Nguyen Eisenberg, Skarsgård, Hayek and Mando were on hand for the panel, which is sponsored by RBC & Nespresso.
The film centers on cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) and Anton (Skarsgård), whose dream is to build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair: Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point. Breathing down their necks is their old boss, a psychopathic trader who will stop at nothing to see them fail.
Check out the panel above.