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Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield Join ‘Ten Thousand Saints’

Project set amid 1987 East Village punk scene

Ethan Hawke and Asa Butterfield will join Hailee Steinfeld in coming-of-age drama “Ten Thousand Saints” with Maven Pictures and Archer Gray Prods. producing.

Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman (“American Splendor”) are directing.

Producers are Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas for Archer Gray Productions, Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray for Maven Pictures, and Luca Borghese.

Project is based on Eleanor Henderson’s novel of the same name, set  in the East Village Punk scene of 1987 and following a young man sent to live with his estranged father in Manhattan. Hawke and Butterfield will play the father and son.

Hawke starred in “Before Midnight” and Butterfield was seen in “Enders Game” and recently wrapped “X plus Y.” The “Before Midnight” screenplay — written by Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater — received a Writers Guild award nomination last week.

Butterfield is represented by CAA and Independent in London.

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