Casting Net: Charlize Theron to star in crime thriller; Plus, Luke Hemsworth lands first film role, more

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• Charlize Theron is attached to produce and star in a still untitled crime thriller for Paramount, which is reportedly going to be similar in tone to The Departed and End of Watch. The Killing‘s Dan Nowak is set to write the script. The Oscar-winning actress has been stacking up the projects lately, including the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places, and Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West. [THR]

The third Hemsworth has made good on his promise to restart his acting career. Luke Hemsworth will make his feature film debut in John V. Soto’s The Reckoning alongside Jonathan LaPaglia (brother of Anthony). The story will follow a cop on the search for teenagers who disappeared after capturing a murder on video. LaPaglia will play the cop, and Hemsworth will be the detective on the case. [Deadline]

• Have you heard of Brady Corbet yet? Get to know the name, if not — he already has a pretty stellar resume and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The 24-year-old actor has appeared in Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Funny Games, and Thirteen, and has just signed on to star opposite Benicio Del Toro and Josh Hutcherson in the Pablo Escobar pic Paradise Lost. Eat Pray Love and Life of Pi actor Andrea Di Stefano will make his directorial debut on the project, which is expected to begin filming in Panama this month. [Deadline]

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