Magazine article Screen International

Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried to Star in 'First Reformed'

Magazine article Screen International

Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried to Star in 'First Reformed'

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Hawke will play a former military chaplain tortured by the loss of a son in the Armed Forces.

When the man befriends a young parishioner played by Seyfried and her radical environmentalist husband, he uncovers corruption in the Church.

"First Reformed is a script I've been moving toward for almost fifty years," said Schrader, who will attend Toronto for the September 16 North American premiere of Dog Eat Dog following its world premiere in Cannes Directors' Fortnight.

"Ethan Hawke's image appeared to me while I was writing and he responded days after reading the script. Now we are delighted to be able to add Amanda Seyfried. These are unique performers with a special charisma."

"Following Dog Eat Dog, we're excited to be working with Paul again," said Arclight managing director Gary Hamilton.

"Mr. Schrader has an uncanny ability to bring magic to the big screen. …

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