January 5, 2012
Liam Hemsworth Stars In Empire State, Dwayne Johnson Could Also Join
Deadline reports that Liam Hemsworth has finally landed a starring vehicle with the heist film Empire State. Liam the younger brother of Chris Hemsworth (Avengers, Red Dawn, Thor) has been slowly gathering steam with supporting roles in Hunger Games and Expendables 2. The film is based on the true story of a 1982 NYC armored car company robbery thought at the time to be the largest cash heist in U.S. history. Empire State was written by Adam Mazer (Breach) and will be directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints) shooting is expected to start in April. Dwayne Johnson (G.I. Joe 2, Fast Five) is also in talks for the film but could end up conflicting with Michael Bay's Pain And Gain. Johnson recently confirmed he landed a lead in Pain.