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News: Chris Hemsworth is set to star in Sony Pictures newly acquired action thriller, Shadow Runner.
Thoughts by TSR: Chris Hemsworth is a star. After an excellent turn as Captain James T. Kirk’s father at the beginning of 2009’s Star Trek, and a great performance as the titular god in Thor, there’s no denying Hemsworth is destined for even bigger things. With The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman currently set to come out next year, the sky’s the limit.
We now know what he’ll be doing once he’s done swinging Mjolnir and helping out Snow White. Hemsworth is set to star in Shadow Runner, a newly acquired pitch said to be inspired by the assassination of a Hamas leader. According to Deadline, the assassination was carried out in a five-star hotel by a 17-person team that was smuggled into Dubai.
Reports are the film isn’t going to copy that event, and the studio is keeping the actual plot of the film under wraps for now. With a few seemingly similar projects currently in the works (The Bourne Legacy, Kathryn Bigelow’s bin Laden project, and more), hopefully this one will find a way to stand out from the pack. With that event being the inspiration for the original idea by writer Hossein Amini (Drive), and an actor with the presence of Chris Hemsworth leading the squad, Shadow Runner is definitely a film I’ll be looking forward to seeing when it hits screens.
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