class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-35900″ title=”Ethan Hawke” src=”” alt=”” width=”192″ height=”188″ />Variety are reporting that Ethan Hawke is set to play one of the leads in A Late Quartet.

Co-written and directed by Yaron Zilberman, Hawke will play the second violinist of a long-running quartet whose lives are altered with one member retires due to illness.

The actor is no stranger to straddling the line between independent features and studio product and it’s nice to see him taking on a role like this after doing the big vampire action flick Daybreakers, earlier this year.

He’s also just finished work on a New York-based feature called Tonight at Noon for director Michael Almereyda, whom he played Hamlet for in a modern day retelling in 2000.

Get the full low-down on Variety.