It was just over a week ago when director Robert Luketic revealed that, with the hesit flick “Brilliant” starring Gerard Butler a bit further off than he thought, he was now looking at two possibilities for his next film. One was a revenge thriller with Zhang Ziyi and the other was something with Liam Hemsworth. Well, one of them is moving forward, and it has a helluva cast.
Deadline reports that Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman will join Hemsworth in “Paranoia.” The most recent draft of the script was done by Jason Hall (“Spread“) and while plot details are under wraps for now, the film is an “espionage thriller set in the world of dueling telecom giants.” This is actually Hemsworth’s show as he will be in the lead, but any reason to re-team Ford and Oldman who last squared off in “Air Force One,” is good enough for us. And while Luketic’s track record is spotty and been somewhat in decline since “Legally Blonde,” this sounds like a good change of pace and with Ford and Oldman, hopefully everyone will be raising their game.
“Paranoia” is financed with shooting to begin this summer, and as Luketic revealed previously, filming will take place in New York and Mumbai.