Liam Hemsworth To Play the Lead in Phillip Noyce's 'Timeless'

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 12:27 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Liam Hemsworth To Play the Lead in Phillip Noyce's 'Timeless'

Last summer, Chris Hemsworth entered the American cultural consciousness as the title character in Marvel's Thor, but his younger sibling, Liam Hemsworth, is on track to match or exceed his brother as a bankable movie star here in the States.  Liam Hemsworth is playing romantic co-lead Gale Hawthorne in this spring's The Hunger Games and its inevitable sequels, and he's the youngest rough-and-tumble member of Sylvester Stallone's mercenary team in this summer's The Expendables 2.  Now, he's signed on to show his full dramatic potential in Timeless, an emotional adventure to be directed by Phillip Noyce.

Both Australian natives Hemsworth and Noyce have committed to the project at Relativity Media.  Noyce, a classic thinking man's action director, most recently directed Salt, the espionage actioner starring Angelina Jolie.  He's well known as the director of the hit Tom Clancy adaptations Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, both starring Harrison Ford.  Noyce's skills aren't limited to blockbuster action, though, as he also helmed the critically acclaimed dramas Rabbit-Proof Fence and The Quiet American

Noyce and Hemsworth will be working from a screenplay by Bill Kelly, whose past credits include Enchanted and Premonition.

Check out the Timeless story synopsis the official press release from Relativity:

(Beverly Hills, Calif.) January 25, 2012 – Relativity Media has signed Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) to star as the lead character Rory in its upcoming romantic drama Timeless, written by Bill Kelly (Enchanted). Relativity has also closed a deal with Phillip Noyce, known for international action-thrillers Salt, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, to direct the emotional film.

A thrilling adventure that challenges the known boundaries of science and the human heart, Timeless tells the breathtaking story of a young man who devotes himself to achieving the unimaginable. After the sudden death of his wife, he enlists the world’s best minds to try to build a scientific marvel to turn back time and reunite him with his lost love.

The film is being produced by Sunil Perkash (Salt), Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter), and is executive produced by Relativity’s Co-President, Tucker Tooley (The Fighter).

Hemsworth and writer Kelly are both clients of WME and were represented by them in their respective deals. Noyce is a client of UTA and was represented by them in the deal.

Stay tuned for more updates on Timeless.

Full Disclosure: Timeless is produced by Relativity Media, iamROGUE's parent company.

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