Actor Emile Hirsch, star of the films Speed Racer and Into the Wild, was charged with felony assault for allegedly choking a woman during last month's Sundance festival in Park City, Utah.

Dani Bernfeld, VP of Digital Entertainment for Paramount Pictures, told police that Hirsch dragged her across a table and put her in a chokehold after they had a verbal argument at a nightclub. 

Hirsch, 29, was reportedly arrested on the morning of the incident. 

More recently, Hirsch has appeared in the film Lone Survivor and played Clyde Barrow in a Bonnie and Clyde TV movie. 

Hirsch could see years of prison time if he's found guilty. 


[Via Variety]