Relativity Takes U.S. Rights to 'Paranoia' With Liam Hemsworth and Gary Oldman
Relativity Media has acquired U.S. rights to IM Global’s currently-titled Paranoia, directed by Robert Luketic and starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford and Lucas Till. With production expected to begin this summer, Relativity is eyeing a Sept. 27, 2013 release.
In the thriller, written by Jason Dean Hall from a previous draft by Barry Levy and based on the novel Paranoia by Joseph Finder, Hemsworth will play a blue collar guy in an entry-level job at a telecom who is forced to infiltrate the competition as a corporate spy.
Paranoiawill be produced by Alexandra Milchan of Emjag Productions, Scott Lambert of Film 360, a division of Management 360 and Deepak Nayar. IM Global CEO Stuart Ford, Douglas Urbanski and Gaumont’s Christophe Riandee will executive produce.
"Paranoiais a gripping story and we're excited to add the project to our growing slate bolstered by this stellar cast. We look forward to working with our partners IM Global on bringing this film to audiences everywhere,” Relativity president Tucker Tooley said.
IM Global is currently selling international rights to the film in Cannes with deals closing for France (Gaumont), the U.K. (Momentum), Spain (Aurum), Canada (Alliance) and Latin America (Sun).