Ethan Hawke Joins ‘Happiness Falls’ Series With I Too Star

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Ethan Hawke Joins 'Happiness Falls' Series With I Too Star

Keeping an eye on acting, Ethan Hawke has joined the adaptation of Angie Kim’s New York Times bestseller series happiness flows As an executive producer.

Scott Steindorff’s Stone Village Television acquired the rights in a six-figure deal following a competitive bidding situation, with Hawks’ Under the Influence Productions joining the fold. Ryan Hawk, Ethan Hawke and Mickey Schiff, along with Dylan Russell, Maria Breese-McLane, Bill Way and Elliott Whitten will produce for Under the Influence.

Published by Hogarth, a boutique imprint of Random House, happiness flows It is the story of a family in crisis when a father goes missing, forcing them to question everything they knew about themselves and each other.

“I am thrilled to partner with Scott Steindorff, Dylan Russell and the entire team at Stone Village, as well as Ethan Hawke and the team at Under the Influence Productions.” happiness flows On the screen,” said Kim, the book’s author. “Stone Village’s history of telling powerful, important stories is unmatched, and I am confident there is no better team to lead the adaptation of my book with passion and sensitivity.”

“This book is in my wheelhouse,” Steindorff said. It concerns a non-speaking boy on the spectrum. I found the family dynamic and the father’s pursuit of happiness as well as the complexities and broader issues of interracial relationships were a perfect fit for me to tell this story. I am thrilled and believe this is one of the best books I have ever adapted. I’m really excited to work with Angie and Under the Influence Productions.

Added the team at Under the Influence Productions, “happiness flows A gripping character-driven mystery that explores how language and storytelling affect us all, highlighting the complexities of a family in turmoil where authenticity and love become an essential and treasured currency. “I am honored to join Scott Steindorff to bring Angie Kim’s incredible story to life on screen in Under the Influence.”

Stone Village was behind the acclaimed Max series station elevenAlso a Netflix documentary fire chasersFernando Grostein is also helping produce Andrade and Fernando Siqueira’s social impact film myth bustingS. Known for adaptations of bestselling novels such as the human Stain, Empire Falls, love in the Time of Cholera And lincoln lawyerThe company has also produced original versions such as cook And jane got a gun, Most recently, Steindorff directed and produced the documentary Understanding Autismwhich will be released April 4 on PBS SoCal, and the PBS app, and will be released nationwide through local PBS broadcasters throughout April.

Under the Latest Feature of Effect WildcatStarring Maya Hawke as Southern Gothic author Flannery O’Connor, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. Currently, the company is executive producing sensitive type For FX, a pilot written, directed and executive produced by R.reservation dog‘Sterlin Harjo. Other past credits include i am a city, Seymour: An Introduction, flameAnd take a highway,

Recently seen starring in Netflix’s smash hit thriller leave the world behind From Sam Esmail, Hawke to star in the sequel to his smash hit horror pic Uni black phone, among other projects. He is repped by CAA and MGMT Entertainment.

Russell represented Stone Village Films during the rights negotiation process, with UTA handling negotiations on Kim’s behalf.

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