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Wildcat Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
GenreBiography, Drama
Release DatesSeptember 1, 2023 (Telluride)
May 3, 2024 (Limited)
Running Time1hr 43min
CastMaya Hawke
Laura Linney
Philip Ettinger
Rafael Casal
Cooper Hoffman
Steve Zahn
Directed by Ethan Hawke
Written byEthan Hawke
Shelby Gaines
Produced byEthan Hawke
Ryan Hawke
Joe Goodman
Cory Pyke
Karri O’Reilly
Cinematography by Steve Cosens
Edited by Barry Poltermann
Music byShelby Gaines
Latham Gaines
Production CompaniesRenovo Media Group
Under the Influence Productions
Good Country Pictures
Distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories

Wildcat Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Maya Hawke as Flannery O’Connor
  • Laura Linney as Regina
  • Philip Ettinger as Cal Lowell
  • Rafael Casal as O.E. Parker
  • Cooper Hoffman as Manley Pointer
  • Jan Falk as Mrs. Freeman
  • Steve Zahn
  • Vincent D’Onofrio
  • Alessandro Nivola
  • Christine Dye
  • Willa Fitzgerald
  • Levon Hawke


The film follows the life of American novelist, short story writer, and essayist Flannery O’Connor while she was struggling to publish her first novel.

About Wildcat Movie:

Wildcat is an American biographical drama film directed by Ethan Hawke and written by Hawke and Shelby Gaines. The film stars Maya Hawke, Laura Linney, Philip Ettinger, Rafael Casal, Cooper Hoffman, Steve Zahn, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alessandro Nivola, and Willa Fitzgerald.

The film is about American novelist Flannery O’Connor struggling to publish her first novel.

Principal photography took place in Louisville, Kentucky from January 10 to February 11, 2023. Filming also took place in Shelbyville and Frankfort of central Kentucky.

It is Cooper Hoffman’s second film after his acting debut in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza (2021).

In January 2024, Oscilloscope acquired US distribution rights to the film

Wildcat premiered at the 50th Telluride Film Festival on September 1, 2023. The film was also shown at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2023. It was a limited release in New York and Los Angeles on May 3, 2024, with wide release to follow.


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