‘The Kill Room’ Trailer: Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, And Maya Hawke Star In Art World Crime Comedy This September

You know how some kids as they get older try to avoid their parents? Not so for Maya Hawke. She isn’t too cool to star alongside either of her parents, first her father Ethan Hawke in the movie Wildcat which premieres later this year. And also she’s starring with her mom, Uma Thurman, in the new crime comedy, The Kill Room.

This cast is basically a Quentin Tarantino dream. Not only do you get Thurman and Hawke, but also Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Manganiello, Debi Mazar, Dree Hemingway, Larry Pine, Marianne Rendón, Mike Doyle, and WWE superstar Liv Morgan. It’s Jackson and Thurman’s first movie together since Pulp Fiction.

The film stars Thurman as Patrice, a New York art gallery owner who hatches a money laundering scheme with a mobster and his boss. But when the mobster’s original art becomes the talk of the art world, her world turns upside down.

Here is the synopsis: The Kill Room is a dark comedy / crime-thriller about a hitman (Manganiello), his boss (Jackson), an art dealer (Thurman,) and their money laundering scheme that accidentally turns the hitman into an overnight, avant garde sensation, forcing the dealer to play the art world against the underworld.

Nicol Paone directs the film, her first since the Malin Akerman holiday comedy Friendsgiving.

The Kill Room opens in theaters on September 29th.


Travis Hopson
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