Alumnus Steve Schwartz '73 is one of the producers of All the Old Knives, a new spy thriller starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton. Schwartz produced the film alongside his wife Paula Mae Schwartz, Nick Wechsler, Mark Gordon, and Matt Jackson.
Schwartz is an alumnus of Columbia University’s Writing Program as well as a member of the Dean’s counsel. He frequently mentors current students, sharing his professional expertise and guidance. He has served as the producer of numerous award-winning films, and All the Old Knives is his latest project.
In All the Old Knives, two CIA agents and ex-lovers (played by Pine and Newton) are brought back together years after a failed rescue attempt. Reunited, they are forced to blur the lines between profession and passion in a tale of espionage, moral dilemma, and deadly betrayal. Directed by Janus Metz (ZeroZeroZero, True Detective), the film also stars Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce. The film is based on the acclaimed novel by Olen Steinhauer, who also penned the screenplay.
The film will open in select theaters on April 8, 2022 and be available to stream online worldwide from Amazon the same day.
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Steve Schwartz is the president of Chockstone Pictures, a production company he co-founded with his wife Paula Mae Schwartz in 2004. He is the producer of such films as Serena (2014), starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Homeless: The Soundtrack (2018), the star-studded film The Counselor (2013), The Road (2009), and more. He is also the co-executive producer of the Academy Award nominated film The Tree of Life (2011), directed by Terrence Malick. An avid climber, hiker and kayaker, Schwartz has served on the boards of the American Alpine Club, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and Bowdoin College.