Cannes: Liam Hemsworth to Star in Action-Thriller 'Killerman' (Exclusive)
Malik Bader ('Cash Only') wrote and will direct the film about a small-time money launderer who is suffering from amnesia.
Liam Hemsworth is getting in on the action in Killerman.
Malik Bader, who helmed Cash Only, wrote and will direct the visceral action-thriller. The story centers on small-time money launderer Moe Diamond (Hemsworth), who is suffering from amnesia after a freak accident during a deal gone wrong. Plus, he's got vicious gangsters hot on his tail and dirty cops not far behind.
John and Michael Schwarz (Hunter Prayer) will produce along with The Solution's Myles Nestel (Wheelman). The Solution's Lisa Wilson will executive produce. The Solution is fully financing and handling international rights, and will introduce the project to buyers in Cannes. WME is handling domestic rights. The pic is set to begin shooting in August.
Hemsworth, who starred in the hit Hunger Games franchise, was most recently seen in Independence Day: Resurgence and The Dressmaker with Kate Winslet. He is repped by WME, ROAR and Morris Yorn, who negotiated the deal on behalf of Hemsworth.
Bader is considered a promising director on the rise, who will bring his original style to this gritty thriller. He helmed Cash Only, a crime thriller that debuted at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival and was released by FilmBuff in the U.S. in May 2016. Bader also directed the 2006 documentary-style narrative film Street Thief, which debuted at Tribeca. He is repped by CAA, Principato-Young Entertainment and Marks Law Group.