John Hawkes bags two new roles in CHRONICLE and THE PLAYROOM

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
January 14th, 2011

GATW is a John Hawkes-lovin’ bunch, and we are always excited when he is put into a new role. He’s not a household name actor, an unfortunate shame because he absolutely deserves to be. Instead, he is often considered an indie film darling of sorts.

Luckily for us, Hawkes talent has been recognized and he will be taking up two new roles in two new films titled CHRONICLE and THE PLAYROOM.

CHRONICLE is the story of two marijuana-dealing friends who decide to band together to make the biggest New York dealing operation. Although not much is known about the actual film, we are getting a lot of names for a possible cast. The most reported are Justin Long and Ryan Phillippe, but the names Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, and Vincent D’Onofrio have also come up in talks.

The other film, THE PLAYROOM, roams into a very different territory. Here’s the synopsis:

“Suburban parents of four in 1975. Their volatile teenage daughter, played by Olivia Harris, acts as surrogate mother to the younger children, who have created a make-believe world in their attic hideaway while the parents act out a sordid story below.”

Seems like a very interesting plot, hopefully providing a meaty role for Hawkes, who will be re-joining his Deadwood co-star Molly Parker.

Things are getting pretty busy for Hawkes, which is certainly a good thing. We can all hope that these roles lead him to many more roles in the near future. Until then, look back with us at our interview with John Hawkes from the Dallas International Film Festival.

Sources The Playlist and Variety, via /Film

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