EXCLUSIVE: Chris Hemsworth is proving to be a go-to young guy for big ticket Hollywood fare. Particularly after Marvel’s Thor and The Avengers and also Universal’s Snow White And The Huntsman. He is starring in Thor 2 and will lead DreamWorks/Fox’s Steven Spielberg-directed Robopocalypse and receive $10 million from CBS Films to play a terrorist hunter in American Assassin. So which agency will represent Hollywood’s hottest new action hunk is big news. I can now tell you it is CAA. Insiders tell me one of his reasons for choosing Bryan Lourd and Jack Whigham was because their agency reps a lot of other Marvel top talent like Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannsen. There was a feeding frenzy when Hemsworth decided to take new agency meetings with CAA, WME, UTA, and ICM starting after Labor Day when he decided to leave IFA Talent president Ilene Feldman after 4 years. That also meant CAA was no longer hamstrung by its no-poaching agreement with Feldman. I heard the problems with Feldman developed first around the negotiations for Thor 2 and intensified around the time Spielberg decided to cast him in mid-July. The actor is staying with ROAR Management’s William Ward who discovered him about 5 years ago when Hemsworth was still just an Australian TV star.
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke - tip her here.