In the high stakes world of high finance, seconds could mean millions. That’s the inherent premise of The Hummingbird Project, the new thriller from writer-director Kim Nguyen. In the upcoming film, a team of outsiders are seeking the slightest edge in taking on the ruthless competition on Wall Street. The Orchard has just unveiled the first trailer for The Hummingbird Project ahead of its theatrical release on March 15, 2019.
The Hummingbird Project had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year where it garnered mostly positive buzz. Kim Nguyen’s high-tech thriller with its all-star cast will open in theaters from The Orchard on March 15, 2019.
The official synopsis for The Humming Bird Project:
In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.