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Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman & Liam Hemsworth in Robert Luketic Directed ‘Paranoia’ (UPDATE: Plot Details)

Posted at July 18, 2012 by 0 Comment

[UPDATE #6] We have an official plot synopsis. Read t after the jump.

In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is an ambitious junior technologist trying to climb the ranks of telecom giant Wyatt Corporation. But after one costly mistake, Adam is blackmailed by ruthless CEO Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman) to turn corporate spy by going to work for the firm’s top competitor, which is run by Wyatt’s old mentor, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford). Adam soon finds himself delivered into prepackaged success, living his fantasy life of old-world boardrooms, private clubs, exotic cars, and all the spoils of Manhattan bachelorhood. However, behind the scenes, he is merely a pawn in Wyatt’s power play, and must search for a way out from under his boss, who will stop at nothing, even murder, to gain a multi-billion dollar advantage.

[UPDATE #5] Angela Sarafyan (Twilight) is joining Paranoia as Alison, who “teams up with the blackmailed Chris character, played by Hemsworth, to spy on a rival company.”

[UPDATE #4] Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Time, American Graffitti and Jaws) has joined the cast of Paranoia in an unspecified role.

[UPDATE #3] Amber Heard has joined the cast as the female lead which is the girlfriend of Hemsworth’s character. Julian McMahon has also joined as Meechum. No other details are known.

[UPDATE #2] May 12, 2012 – Embeth Davidtz will be joining Paranoia as the first female lead cast. Details on her character are scarse, but she’ll be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man.

[UPDATE #1] April 19, 2012 – Lucas Till has just joined the cast of Paranoia which includes Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford. Till has already had two high-profile gigs with Battle: Lost Angeles and X-Men: First Class. [Indiewire]

[ORIGINAL] Liam Hemsworth is going to be just as busy as his brother Christ Hemswroth (Thor), and can currently be seen onscreen in the blockbuster The Hunger Games. With his upcoming role in The Expendables 2, the actor is likely to headline Paranoia, directed by Robert Luketic (Killers, 21). The film is also in talks to star Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford.

Production is to being in early summer, Paranoia is “a corporate espionage thriller set in the world of dueling telecom giants.” Hemsworth is slated to play the “talented young man who is used by a company CEO to infiltrate a competing telecom company and learn about the secret “Project Aurora.”"

The film is based on the novel of the same name by author Joseph Finder published in 2004. With an intriguing cast, the source materials seems very much in the style of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and even HBO’s Too Big To Fail. Although not being based on any real-world corporate controversy, the subject matter is very timely in todays often labyrinthe-corporate secrecy.

Source: EW

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Mario has produced and written several screenplays and recently directed and edited a Black & White Short filmed on 16mm. His newfound love for postmodernism and the rise of existential cinema has been a great influence on his writings.