Pop Goes The News — Ethan Hawke is returning to Canada this year to make another movie.
The 46-year-old actor is set to star opposite Swedish star Noomi Rapace in Stockholm, which will shoot in Toronto beginning in April.
The thriller, directed by Canada’s Robert Budreau, is based on the true story of a 1973 bank heist in which hostages bonded with the robbers and turned against police.
Budreau, who directed Hawke in 2015’s Born To Be Blue, wrote the script based on a New Yorker article by Daniel Lang.
Hawke made 2015’s Regression in the Toronto area as well as the 2005 movie Assault on Precinct 13. He shot last year’s Maudie in Newfoundland and 2004’s Taking Lives in Montreal.
A frequent guest at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hawke also has a summer home on a private island in Nova Scotia.
Also shooting this spring in Toronto is Life in a Year, directed by Mitja Okorn and reportedly starring Jaden Smith and Cara Delevingne.
It is scheduled to shoot from April 10 to May 25.