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IN THE WORKS: 'Hunger Games'' Liam Hemsworth to Star in 'Timeless'

Thompson on Hollywood 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.
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Liam Hemsworth

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.

This article is related to: CASTING WATCH, Relativity Media, Relativity, Action


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.