Liam Hemsworth to Star in 'Aurora Rising'

11:50 AM PST 05/20/2013 by Alex Ben Block
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Liam Hemsworth

Relativity Media will distribute the action movie about a fighter pilot who is recruited to test a new generation of aircraft amid international conflict.

Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) will star in the action movie Aurora Rising, it was announced Monday by Relativity Media, which will distribute.

Aurora Rising is about a Southern California surfer who becomes a fighter pilot and after a messy combat mission, is recruited to be part of an elite team to test a new generation of aircraft just as an international conflict begins.

Based on a screenplay by Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart), it is being produced by Alexandra Milchan’s Emjag Productions, Scott Lambert’s Film 360 and Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. Antonio Moura Santos Jr. is executive producer.

Relativity is scheduled to release the espionage thriller Paranoia, which also stars Hemsworth, on Aug. 16.

Hemsworth is represented by ROAR and WME, who negotiated his deal along with Morris and Yorn.

Gudegast, who is a client of Management 360 and WME, is also writing and will direct Den of Thieves, a bank heist drama, for Relativity.

Jason Barhydt will oversee the project for Relativity Media. 

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