The Orchard has released the trailer for The Hummingbird Project. The film follows cousins Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgard) who are trying to build a straight fiber-optic cable from Kansas to New Jersey that will give them an edge in high-frequency trading, but they’re pitted against their old boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek) who’s trying to beat them at their own game.
The film looks fun for what it is even if it doesn’t leave much of an impact. It’s the kind of thing where you wish this was based on a true story because as fiction, it doesn’t seem outlandish enough to warrant much interest. Still, I like putting Eisenberg, Skarsgard, and Hayek together to see what happens, and there’s nothing wrong with some light entertainment. The Hummingbird Project didn’t really make waves when it played at TIFF last year, but it could still be a perfectly serviceable movie.
Check out The Hummingbird Project trailer below. The film opens March 15th and also stars Michael Mando.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hummingbird 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