With fortunes made in milliseconds, the stakes are fast and high in The Hummingbird Project, the new financial thriller from director Kim Nguyen. Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming film starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek.
The logline: In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) and Anton (Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a fiber-optic cable straight line 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 breaking point on their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Hayek) a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.
Nguyen both directs and writes, with Pierre Even producing. In addition to Eisenberg, Hayek and a bald-wigged Skarsgård, the Hummingbird cast features Michael Mando and Sarah Goldberg.
As reported by Deadline in September, The Orchard took U.S. rights to Hummingbird after the drama debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.
The Hummingbird Project hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles via The Orchard on March 15, to be followed by a nationwide expansion.
Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think.