Last year's sleeper horror hit "Sinister" proved moviegoers loved to watch Ethan Hawke in horrifying situations. Good thing, the Oscar-nominated actor isn't done portraying guys who seemed to have the misfortune of attracting heart-stopping trouble.
In the upcoming thriller "The Purge," Hawke plays a peace-loving family man who must protect his wife (Lena Headey) and children after a bloodthirsty gang of home invaders break into his fortified house. The twist? If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity--including murder--becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
The Purge stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Rhys Wakefield, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane