Harris (Precious Sons, Wrecks, "A Beautiful Mind," "The Hours") will play King Cymbeline in the film that sets Shakespeare's love story against the backdrop of an American war between corrupt policemen and drug-dealing bikers.
Michael Almereyda will direct and write the adaptation, which has been described as "Sons of Anarchy" meets "ROMEO + JULIET."
Hawke recently starred in the films "The Purge" and "Before Midnight." His stage work includes The Coast of Utopia, Henry IV and The Seagull. He will star in the upcoming Lincoln Center Theater revival of Macbeth, which begins Broadway previews Oct. 24 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.