Hot Summer Nights is a 2017 American drama film directed and written by Elijah Bynum, in his directorial debut. It stars Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Maia Mitchell, William Fichtner and Thomas Jane.
The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 13, 2017. It was released on June 28, 2018, through DirecTV Cinema before being released in a limited release on July 27, 2018,
On March 26, 2015, it was announced that Elijah Bynum would make his directorial debut with his own 2013 Black List script titled Hot Summer Nights, set in 1991 Cape Cod. Imperative Entertainment would finance and produce the film with its Bradley Thomas and Dan Friedkin. On June 24, 2015, Maika Monroe, Timothée Chalamet, and Alex Roe were added to the cast to play the lead roles. Later, Maia Mitchell, Emory Cohen and Thomas Jane were also added to the cast
An awkward teenager gets in over his head dealing drugs while falling for his business partner’s enigmatic sister during one scorching summer in Cape Cod, Mass.
Initial release: July 27, 2018 (USA)
Director: Elijah Bynum
Screenplay: Elijah Bynum
Music by: Will Bates
Distributed by: A24, DirecTV Cinema