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Chris Hemsworth to Star in New Action Thriller Shadow Runner

Chris HemsworthAustralian actor Chris Hemsworth is to star in Shadow Runner, an action thriller acquired by Columbia Pictures attached with producers Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson.

Details on the plot are being kept under wraps, but it is believed Hemsworth's character will lead an elite team of operatives who take on impossible tasks.

"We think the story is a terrific action thriller for Chris Hemsworth and we know this project is in great hands with Tripp, Beau and Will as they develop the film," said Columbia Pictures production president Hannah Minghella.

Drive writer Hossein Amini - who will executive produce - came up with the initial idea for the movie, with the inspiration being an incident when an Israeli assassination team targeted someone they believed murdered soldiers and stockpiled missiles, eventually tracking him to Dubai, where a 17-man team killed him in the corridor of a luxury hotel. However, Deadline.com reports the film will not directly replicate those events.

Chris can next be seen opposite Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman.


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Captain America, Thor Trailers Revealed During Super Bowl

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Super Bowl XLV was peppered with commercials for cars (which most of us can’t afford, given the economic climate) and movies (which we can afford, but we’ve got to be convinced it’s worth it first).

But, there were two movie trailers that managed to shine above all the rest. It’s almost time to meet two of Marvel’s new-old superheroes, and you can whet for your appetite for action with their new trailers. Follow the jump to see the trailers for the new Thor and Captain America movies.

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First Look: Chris Hemsworth as the Muscular Thor

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It takes a strong man to assume the title of Thor…and an even stronger man to wield that hammer. That is where comes in.

In this picture, the actor who recently played George Kirk in Star Trek - and will play the Jed Eckert character in the Red Dawn remake - shows off the forearms will get him through Thor (and ).

Despite a star-studded cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgaard and Rene Russo - it appears Hemsworth will be more than able to hold his own.

Look for to hit theaters on May 6, 2011.

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New Hulk in Upcoming Avengers Flick


Edward Norton is no longer the face of .

Norton, who played Bruce Banner in the 2008 film, will not reprise his role in the upcoming Avengers film. The cast currently Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and several more - but no Hulk has been cast yet.

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In Theaters This Weekend: March 26, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

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Casting Corner: Anthony Hopkins, January Jones and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Anthony Hopkins: The Wolfman actor will soon play dad to another large character: Thor. Hopkins has been cast as Odin, father of the title character (Chris Hemsworth) who is sent down to Earth after reigniting an ancient war. The film - which also includes Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston - will open May 20, 2011.

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Casting Corner: Jon Hamm, Billy Crudup and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Jon Hamm: The Mad Men star has been cast opposite Ben Affleck in The Town, a film that Affleck will also direct. Ben will play a career thief who becomes romantically-involved with a bank manager (Vicky Cristina Barcelona‘s Rebecca Hall). Unfortunately, an FBI agent (Hamm) hunting the criminal also has his eyes set on the same woman. Production starts this month in Boston.

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Remake News: American Werewolf, Bride of Frankenstein and More


An American Werewolf in London: While fans are reminiscing over Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, it seems just appropriate that a remake of John Landis’ horror film is in the works. (Werewolf was the inspiration for the music video.) In the 1981 original, two college students (David Naughton and Griffin Dunne) are attacked by the creature while backpacking. The survivor eventually goes on to attack other victims. Dimension Films has tapped Sean and Bryan Furst (Daybreakers) to produce.

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