By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood January 27, 2012 at 1:18PM
Relativity Media has signed "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth as the lead in "Timeless," a romantic thriller about a man so consumed by love of his recently deceased wife that he attempts to achieve the scientifically impossible. In the movie, Hemsworth's character gathers the world's most astute scientific minds to create a machine that will turn back the hands of time, in hopes that he can reunite with his late wife. Sounds familiar.
The Australian actor, who got his start in Australian soap operas, has a growing background in both action and romance films. In 2010, he starred opposite Miley Cyrus in the Nicolas Sparks sentimental flick, "The Last Song." By the time "Timeless" hit theaters in 2013, Hemsworth will have broken out in March's post-apocalyptic thriller, "Hunger Games," based on the Suzanne Collins series.