The Hummingbird Project

Everything is on the line

Out on:Download 4th Oct. 2019

Fast sell:

The Wolf of Wall Street meets The Social Network as A-listers Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek star in a tense tech thriller from Oscar-nominated director Kim Nguyen.

Key talent:

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood)
Salma Hayek (Frida, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn)
Michael Mando (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Better Call Saul)

Kim Nguyen (Eye on Juliet, Oscar-nominated for War Witch)

Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer)
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Upgrade, Insidious)


Cousins from New York, Vincent and Anton work in the cut-throat, volatile world of High Frequency Trading, and plan to build a fibre-optic cable between Kansas and New Jersey, which, if successful, will make them millions. They haven’t reckoned on their old boss, the powerful, manipulative trader Eva, who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.

We like it because:

Oscar-nominated Kim Nguyen’s flashy, visceral tech finance thriller is the head-spinning story of an incredible plan to drill a tunnel halfway across the US in a quite literal ‘get rich quick scheme’.

Zombieland’s Jesse Eisenberg is fantastic as the street smart, hustling Vincent, while Tarzan himself Alexander Skarsgård is here virtually unrecognisable as the tech genius Anton. Together with Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), brilliantly funny as an engineer, they plan to revolutionise the stock exchange - by a millisecond. Salma Hayek is on wickedly good form as the devilishly devious executive who wants to thwart their plan.

It’s a gripping and illuminating examination of greed and the ruthless insanity of the money market, that recalls the classics Wall Street and The Wolf of Wall Street, and like the Jesse Eisenberg starrer The Social Network, turns technological progress into thrilling entertainment.

Hot Quotes:

“Whip-smart... Eisenberg's best work in years.” Jonathan Dean, GQ UK

“This is Eisen­berg’s show, dri­ving the film on his fast-talk­ing en­ergy” Ian Freer, Empire Magazine

“[A] perfectly formed Wall Street thriller” 4 stars, The Times

“Funny, twisty and exciting” The Sun

“One of the nicest surprises of early summer - clever, ambitious and beautifully acted by Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård” Matthew Bond, Mail on Sunday

“Really enjoyable to watch” Mark Kermode



Vertigo Releasing
Release date
4th October, 2019
Digital release
4th October, 2019


Kim Nguyen
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Alexander Skarsgård
  • Salma Hayek
  • Michael Mando