NBC’s “The Slap” Premiere Party

 Actress Uma Thurman attends 'The Slap' premiere party at The New Museum

Actress Uma Thurman attends ‘The Slap’ premiere party at The New Museum

The Slap, premiering February 12, part of an all-new NBC Thursday.

 

“The Slap” is a miniseries based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas and the Australian television series (“The Slap”) produced by Matchbox Pictures.

Meet Hector (Peter Sarsgaard, “An Education,” “Blue Jasmine”), a public servant, husband, father and valued friend on the cusp of his 40th birthday. Meet Aisha (Thandie Newton, “Crash,” “Beloved”), Hector’s beautiful and intelligent wife who is planning his party filled with friends and his very boisterous Greek family. Sounds like the makings of a great day, right? Wrong.

As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the young woman he is dangerously captivated by, the built-up tension explodes when Hector’s hotheaded cousin slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends with the child’s parents vowing legal action. What the hosts and guests don’t know, however, is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family… and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved.

“The Slap” also stars Uma Thurman (“Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill”), Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek,” “American Horror Story”), Melissa George (“30 Days of Night,” “In Treatment”), Thomas Sadoski (“The Newsroom”) and Brian Cox (“X-Men 2,” “Red 2”).

From writer-executive producer Jon Robin Baitz (“Brothers & Sisters”), executive producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Gladiator,” the “Men in Black” franchise) and director (pilot only) and executive producer Lisa Cholodenko (“The Kids Are All Right,” “Olive Kitteridge”), comes this unflinching look at how one little slap can have a huge impact.

Actors Peter Sarsgaard and Thandie Newton attend 'The Slap' premiere party at The New Museum

Actors Peter Sarsgaard and Thandie Newton attend ‘The Slap’ premiere party at The New Museum

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

It’s Hector’s 40th birthday, and his wife is throwing him a big party with lots of friends, family, and food for what will undoubtedly be a happy, celebratory day. Or so they think. As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships, and the younger woman he’s secretly seeing on the side, the built-up tension explodes when Hector’s hotheaded cousin slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends – with the child’s parents vowing legal action as they leave. But what the hosts and guests don’t know is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family… and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved.

From writer Jon Robin Baitz (Brothers & Sisters), executive producers Walter F. Parkes & Laurie MacDonald (Gladiator, Men in Black franchise) and director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right ), comes this unflinching look at how one little slap… can have a huge impact.

Actress Melissa George attends 'The Slap' premiere party at The New Museum

Actress Melissa George attends ‘The Slap’ premiere party at The New Museum

The Cast of NBC's 'The Slap' at the premiere party at The New Museum

The Cast of NBC’s ‘The Slap’ at the premiere party at The New Museum

Actor Zachary Quinto attends 'The Slap' premiere party at The New Museum

Actor Zachary Quinto attends ‘The Slap’ premiere party at The New Museum

Actor Dylan Schombing attends 'The Slap' premiere party

Actor Dylan Schombing attends ‘The Slap’ premiere party

Actress Marin Ireland attends 'The Slap' premiere party

Actress Marin Ireland attends ‘The Slap’ premiere party

Actors Brian Cox and Maria Tucci attend 'The Slap' premiere party at The New Museum

Actors Brian Cox and Maria Tucci attend ‘The Slap’ premiere party at The New Museum

Makenzie Leigh and Zachary Quinto at the Vanity Fair premiere party for The Slap  at The New Museum

Makenzie Leigh and Zachary Quinto at the Vanity Fair premiere party for The Slap at The New Museum

Thomas Sadoski and Dylan Schombing at the Vanity Fair premiere party for The Slap  at The New Museum

Thomas Sadoski and Dylan Schombing at the Vanity Fair premiere party for The Slap at The New Museum

 

 

 

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