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Liam Hemsworth Takes Flight in Fighter Pilot Thriller 'Aurora Rising'

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May 20, 2013
Source: THR

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Later this year, The Hunger Games franchise star Liam Hemsworth shares the screen with acting giants Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in Paranoia, hitting theaters on August 16th. And Hemsworth is continuing his rise to A-list status as THR reports he will be leading a film called Aurora Rising for Relativity Media. In a story that might have flares of Point Break, the film follows a Southern California surfer who becomes a fighter pilot. But after a messy combat mission, he's recruited to be part of an elite team testing a new kind of aircraft at the dawn of an international conflict. So Top Gun meets Red Dawn?

It's unclear where this international threat comes from, but Hemsworth seems to be following in the footsteps of his brother, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, who tackled the remake of Red Dawn a few years ago (it sat on the shelf until it was released last year). The film is written by A Man Apart writer Christian Gudegast, but it's not clear who is directing just yet. It remains to be seen if Liam Hemsworth will have the staying power of his comic book movie leading brother, but after his forthcoming turns in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the two-part finale Mockingjay, he's sure to get plenty more big screen action.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments

1

"Starring Thors Brother!!!" Sorry this dude cant act, Chris Hemsworth cant really act either unless hes playing Thor lol.

Cody W on May 20, 2013

2

clearly you haven't seen the trailer for Rush, Liam hasn't got the big breakthrough , but he did a small film called Triangle, its a small role, but he did his part

me on May 21, 2013

3

After rewatching the soft opening of Star Trek recently I have to completely disagree with you. No other film has made me feel that emotional in such a short amount of time except for Up and Hemsworth was the reason it resonated so well. He's a great actor, but I've yet to be impressed with his brother.

Matt Peloquin on May 21, 2013

4

Honestly, besides having to tear up a bit, I wasnt that impressed. And after Red Dawn Im pretty firm IMO that he cant act.

Cody W on May 21, 2013

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