How Much To Hire An 'American Assassin'? For Chris Hemsworth, It's $10 Million

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 10, 2012 10:40 PM
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It seems everyone wants a piece of "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth these days. Steven Spielberg is rounding him up for "Robopocalypse," Universal is eager for more 'Huntsman' and Ron Howard is revving him up in "Rush." Now, CBS Films is ready to give the actor yet another franchise.

The studio has put $10 million dollars in the metaphorical brief to offer him a role in the brewing "American Assassin." Based on the novel by Vince Flynn, the story centers on Mitch Rapp, a maverick, unorthodox CIA terrorist hunter, and it establishes how the agent got in the game. If he signs, Hemsworth will take the lead, with Bruce Willis already in talks to play his mentor. Jeffrey Nachmanoff ("Traitor," "Homeland") is lined up to direct after a number of helmers -- Ed Zwick and Antoine Fuqua among them -- kicked the tires on the long-gestating project.

Whether or not he takes the gig remains to be seen. Hemsworth is now reaching the point where he can afford to be choosy, though $10 million, plus a potential new franchise, is likely very attractive. But on the other hand, it's another action role, and the actor might want to try stretching his wings a bit. We'll see, but we won't be surprised if he indeed takes the Rapp. [Deadline]

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4 Comments

  • samir yehya | October 13, 2012 3:28 AMReply

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  • kitcon | October 11, 2012 8:36 AMReply

    With his imposing physique Hemsworth would have been a better match for Jack Reacher .

  • Chris Hemsworth | October 11, 2012 3:17 AMReply

    I'm ballin'

  • Ray Jr. King | October 10, 2012 11:33 PMReply

    First article I read that din't enforce an opinion on anyone. Really hope you guys would write like that. But then again I'm just the guy on his phone writting this comment on your blog.

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