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Although he’s most famous for playing Vin Diesel’s sidekick in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, Paul Walker’s done some pretty interesting films that don’t get nearly as much attention. Or press. Or viewers. One of them might just be director Eric Heisserer’s feature film debut “Hours”, which is set during Hurricane Katrina, and while there is some action, it doesn’t look like a generic action movie at all.
“Hours” will be doing its thing down in Austin for South by Southwest, but you can check out the first trailer for it below.
Before sunrise on August 29, 2005 Nolan (Paul Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife Abigail (Genesis Rodriguez) who has gone into early labor. What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan’s life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation. Told to stay with his child, who is on a ventilator, Nolan and his newborn are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters. When no one returns to help, Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his daughter alive, as minute by agonizing minute passes, becoming unimaginable “Hours”.
“Hours” co-stars Genesis Rodriguez, Christopher Matthew Cook, Judd Lormand, Nick Gomez, and Kerry Cahill.
Besides SXSW, no word on a release date yet. If it’s anything like Walker’s non-“Fast and Furious” movie, you might have to really look for it.