Liam Hemsworth Set to Star in Action-Thriller Killerman

Posted 2017/05/03 0 0

In a pre-Cannes Film Festival move, Liam Hemsworth has signed up to star in the independent action-thriller “Killerman” with shooting planned for August.

 

Malik Bader will direct “Killerman” from his own script. Hemsworth will be playing a money launderer suffering from amnesia after a freak accident during a deal gone wrong. John and Michael Schwarz (Hunter Prayer) will produce along with The Solution's Myles Nestel (Wheelman). The Solution's Lisa Wilson will executive produce. The Solution is fully financing and handling international rights, and will introduce the project to buyers in Cannes. WME is handling domestic rights.

Hemsworth broke out in Disney’s 2010 romance drama “The Last Song” opposite Miley Cyrus. He then starred as Gale Hawthorne in the four Hunger Games films opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Hemsworth’s most recent credits are “Independence Day: Resurgence” as a fighter pilot and “The Dressmaker” with Kate Winslet. Recently, the 27-year-old actor was spotted putting on his wet suit as he got ready to do some surfing on Wednesday afternoon (May 3) in Malibu, Calif.

Meanwhile, Bader is considered a promising director on the rise, who will bring his original style to this gritty thriller. He helmed Cash Only, a crime thriller that debuted at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival and was released by FilmBuff in the U.S. in May 2016. Bader also directed the 2006 documentary-style narrative film Street Thief, which debuted at Tribeca.

Killerman is expected to begin filming in August.

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