The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood and Jake Abel. Producers are Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage Pictures and Mark Amin of Sobini Films.
The story centers on a Hawke’s character, who works eight hours each day fighting the War on Terror by remote control before heading to his suburban home, where he feuds with his wife, portrayed by Jones.
The trailer shows his character instructing recruits, noting that men were recruited from shopping malls and adding, “War has become a first-person shooter game.”
“Good Kill” debuted at the Venice Film Festival. IFC acquired the U.S. rights in October but has not set a release date.