Liam Hemsworth To Star In Thriller ‘Cut Bank’

By | Thursday June 13, 2013 @ 4:04pm PDT

The killer cast for the Kilburn Media thriller now includes a starring role for Liam Hemsworth (Armie Hammer was originally attached as the lead). Hemsworth now joins John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Teresa Palmer, Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt and Michael Stuhlbarg in the pic that is serving as the feature directorial debut of Matt Shakman (Mad Men, Six Feet Under). Cut Bank, a 2009 Black List script from Sons Of Anarchy‘s Roberto Patino, centers on 25-year-old Dwayne McLaren (Hemsworth), a former-athlete-turned-auto-mechanic who dreams of getting out of Cut Bank, MT, the coldest town in America. But his efforts to do so set in motion a deadly series of events that change his life and the character of the town forever. Production began this week in Edmonton. It is produced by Laura Rister.

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Hot Trailer: Liam Hemsworth’s ‘Paranoia’

By | Wednesday June 5, 2013 @ 5:15pm PDT

What happens when a young gun working with and against old rivals gets trapped in a serious double cross? The FBI gets involved, careers are endangered and lives are threatened. Liam Hemsworth plays the up-and-comer seduced by life on the other side of the tracks in Paranoia, … Read More »

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Cannes: Relativity Sets ‘Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth For ‘Aurora Rising’

By | Monday May 20, 2013 @ 10:59am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Relativity Media has set The Hunger GamesLiam Hemsworth to star in Aurora Rising. Scripted by A Man Apart‘s Christian Gudegast, the film is produced by Emjag Productions’ Alexandra Milchan and Film 360’s Scott Lambert and … Read More »

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Liam Hemsworth Is So ‘The Raven’

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 12:13pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Studio is not confirming, but I’m hearing that The Hunger Games‘ star Liam Hemsworth is close to being set for the lead in The Raven, which Ricardo de Montreuil is set to direct at Universal Read More »

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TOLDJA! Philip Seymour Hoffman Is Plutarch Heavensbee In ‘Hunger Games’ Sequel ‘Catching Fire’

Mike Fleming

When Deadline revealed a month ago that Philip Seymour Hoffman had ended his Death of a Salesman run by leaving his longtime agency Paradigm, we were first to tell you that Hoffman was being courted by Lionsgate to play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the Francis Lawrence-directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Lionsgate has confirmed that he’s set to join Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson and will play the head game organizer in the film, which should be a welcome respite from his grueling nightly performances as Willy Loman in the Mike Nichols-directed Tony-winning Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s classic play. Here’s the release:

Santa Monica, CA, July 9, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, Head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games, in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire.

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Liam Hemsworth & Dwayne Johnson In ‘Empire State’: First Photos

By | Tuesday June 26, 2012 @ 5:25pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a first look at photos from the set of Empire State, the indie drama that stars Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson and tells the true story … Read More »

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Julian McMahon Gets ‘Paranoia’

By | Wednesday June 20, 2012 @ 9:23am PDT
Mike Fleming

Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon is joining the cast of Paranoia, the Robert Luketic-directed adaptation of the Joseph Finder novel, with IM Global controlling international distribution territories and Relativity Media releasing in the U.S. He’ll play the role of Meechum. Already … Read More »

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‘Paranoia’ Hangs Heavy Over Cannes; IM Global Making Offshore Deals, Relativity Media Taking U.S. On Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Liam Hemsworth Thriller

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The Robert Luketic-directed thriller Paranoia has emerged as an early hot sales title at Cannes. Relativity Media is negotiating for U.S. distribution rights, and IM Global’s Stuart Ford closing deals in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, … Read More »

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IM Global Sets Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman For ‘Paranoia’

By | Thursday April 12, 2012 @ 7:13pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In a hot package fast coming together to start production this summer, Robert Luketic will direct Paranoia, a corporate espionage thriller that is set in the world of dueling telecom giants. The Hunger Games‘ Liam Hemsworth is set to … Read More »

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MIPTV Briefs: ‘Titanic’ Deals, Revolver Plays ‘Heartthrob Games’, More

By | Tuesday April 3, 2012 @ 10:29am PDT

Buyers board ‘Titanic: Blood And Steel’
Italy’s De Angelis Group has entered a handful of licensing deals on its $30 million mini Titanic: Blood And Steel. Not to be confused with the Julian Fellowes-scripted Titanic 4-parter that’s currently airing on ITV in the UK, this 12-part series is a multi-national co-production that stars Chris Noth, Neve Campbell, Kevin Zegers and Derek Jacobi. Deals were signed in Belgium (Telenet and VMMA), Bulgaria (Fox), Denmark (DR), Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Macedonia (Visionary), Iceland (Screen One), Pan Asia (AETN), Romania (Pro.TV) and Slovakia (TV JOJ). Co-producers are De Angelis, RAI, 3 Arts, CBC, Artists Studio, Tandem Communications, Epos Films and Antena 3. Tandem is handling worldwide television distribution. The production recently wrapped in Dublin for delivery later this year.

Shine, SMG Cook Up Chinese ‘MasterChef’
Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine has reached a deal with Shanghai Media Group to bring MasterChef to China. SMG’s Dragon TV will produce and air the cooking series later this year. Shine Netwok will consult. The MasterChef format originally launched in the UK and is now produced in over 30 countries. According to Shine, MasterChef has generated in excess of $270 million in global retail revenue through ancillary activity including cookware, live events, publishing and digital properties.

‘Heartthrob’ Doc Traces Rise Of Hutcherson & Hemsworth
Revolver Entertainment has acquired exclusive worldwide TV and home entertainment rights to Liam Vs Josh: The Heartthrob Games which it is selling this week in Cannes. The hourlong doc follows the rise of The Hunger Games stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Set for delivery in June 2012, the show will be released in UK & US territories by Revolver Entertainment in early summer 2012. Read More »

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‘Hunger Games’ Fan Frenzy Starts Early

By | Saturday March 3, 2012 @ 8:59pm PST

Lionsgate’s hotly anticipated The Hunger Games today held the first stop on its national mall tour with major talent in tow. The fan event at the Westfield Century City mall … Read More »

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‘The Hunger Games’ Sets National Mall Tour Dates With Major Talent In Tow

By | Wednesday February 22, 2012 @ 2:01am PST

SANTA MONICA, CA (February 21, 2012) – Talent from The Hunger Games will be embarking on a national tour to meet press and fans March 3rd – 10th, 2012. The tour, sponsored by the Microsoft Store, China Glaze, and h2O Spring Water will include stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

Each stop will include a Q&A event where fans will have a chance to ask questions of their favorite cast members and participate in fun giveaways such as a chance to win a limited-edition Hunger Games HP Folio PC from the Microsoft Store or additional Hunger Games gear. Talent will be available for select press opportunities the morning of each tour stop. To request information regarding any of the tour stops, see media contacts below.

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Liam Hemsworth To Star In Relativity’s ‘Timeless’

By | Wednesday January 25, 2012 @ 9:48am PST

Liam Hemsworth Timeless(Beverly Hills, Calif.) January 25, 2012 – Relativity Media has signed Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) to star as the lead character Rory in its upcoming romantic drama Timeless, written by Bill Kelly (Enchanted). Relativity has also closed a deal with Phillip Noyce, known for international action-thrillers Salt, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, to direct the emotional film.

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Liam Hemsworth To Star In ‘Empire State’: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson In Negotiations

By | Thursday January 5, 2012 @ 2:03am PST

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve just learned that The Hunger Games‘ Liam Hemsworth is about to close a deal to star as ‘Chris’ in Empire State, an indie heist movie written by Adam Mazer (Breach, HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack) with Dito Montiel (Fighting, The Son Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Hunger Games’

Mike Fleming

Lionsgate has released its first trailer for The Hunger Games, the Gary Ross-directed adaptation of the first of a trilogy of Suzanne Collins novels. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth and will be released March 23. … Read More »

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‘Die Hard’ Search For Bruce Willis’ Son Down To Four Actors

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In the young actor category, a role to die for is John McClane Jr, the son of Bruce Willis’ indestructible cop character in A Good Day To Die Hard, … Read More »

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Liam Hemsworth Joins ‘Expendables 2′

By | Monday September 19, 2011 @ 2:51pm PDT

Liam Hemsworth has been cast in The Expendables 2, the sequel to the action-hero-rich actioner that Simon West is directing for Millennium Films. The movie already stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews and Jet Li, … Read More »

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FilmDistrict Near U.S. Distribution Deal For Ryan Gosling-Nic Refn ‘Only God Forgives’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In a low-seven-figure minimum guarantee deal, FilmDistrict has acquired U.S. rights to Only God Forgives, a drama that will reteam Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn with Ryan Gosling. Several distributors were in the mix, but FilmDistrict’s Peter Schlessel had … Read More »

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Liam Hemsworth Looks About To Go ‘AWOL’

By | Friday June 24, 2011 @ 7:04pm PDT

Liam Hemsworth, star of The Hunger Games and The Last Song, is in negotiations to play one of the lead roles in the Vietnam-era romantic drama indie based on a true story, AWOL. Also in negotiations to star alongside … Read More »

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