IFC Films Buys Ethan Hawke Drama ‘Tesla’ (Exclusive)
IFC Films has nabbed U.S.
rights to “Tesla,” the story of inventor Nikola Tesla and his efforts to build a revolutionary electrical system.The purchase extends IFC’s long relationship with Ethan Hawke, who stars as Tesla and who has previously partnered with the studio on such films as “Boyhood” and “Blaze.” The film also reunites Hawke with filmmaker Michael Almereyda, with whom he previously worked on “Hamlet.” “Tesla” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
IFC will release the film Aug.
7, 2020.“It’s always a cause for celebration for IFC Films to work with Ethan, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the legendary Michael Almereyda and the rest of this amazing cast to bring this unique and extraordinary film to Us audiences this summer,” said Arianna Bocco, executive VP of acquisitions and productions at IFC Films, in a statement.The film tracks Tesla’s contentious
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