Yale Entertainment announced today that Maya Hawke (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, “Stranger Things”), Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, Little Man Tate, “Entourage”), and Larry Pine (“Succession,” The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom), have joined the upcoming dark comedic thriller The Kill Room from writer Jonathan Jacobson and director Nicol Paone. Academy Award-winner Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award®-nominee Uma Thurman, and Joe Manganiello are set to star, with principal photography set to begin this spring in New Jersey and New York. Yale’s recently launched sales and distribution banner, Great Escape, will handle international sales and co-rep the US rights with ICM Partners in Cannes.
The Kill Room centers around a hitman, Reggie (Manganiello), his boss (Jackson), an art dealer (Thurman) and their money laundering scheme that accidentally turns the hitman into an overnight Avant-Garde sensation, forcing her to play the art world against the underworld.
Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, and Jon Keeyes are producing under their Yale Productions banner alongside Anne Clements of Idiot Savant Pictures, Paone, Thurman, Dannielle Thomas and Jason Weinberg from Untitled Entertainment, and William Rosenfeld of Such Content. Executive producers include Robert Kapp, Scott Levenson, Jason Kringstein, Richard Switzer, Ian Niles, Philip W. Shaltz, Bradley Pilz, Michael J. Rothstein, Jesse Korman, Jeffrey Tussi, and Michael and Jackie Palkovicz.
Maya Hawke made her screen debut in the BBC miniseries “Little Women,” based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. She starred in the third season of Netflix’s acclaimed sci-fi series “Stranger Things,” and alongside Andrew Garfield in Gia Coppola’s Mainstream. Most recently, Hawke starred as Erin in Italian Studies with Vanessa Kirby.
Mazar is best known for roles in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, and Michael Mann’s The Insider. Her television roles, include Shauna Roberts on HBO’s “Entourage” and Maggie Amato on “Younger” alongside Sutton Foster. Other notable credits include“Arde Madrid,” “Extra Virgin,” and the upcoming Mike Myers series “The Pentaverate” with Netflix.