Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford are in negotiations to join The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth in Paranoia, a new film to be directed by Robert Luketic. Get all the details after the jump.
Deadline has the news, which describes the film as “a corporate espionage thriller set in the world of dueling telecom giants.” Paranoia is based on Joseph Finder’s book of the same name, and Amazon has a more detailed synopsis:
Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison – or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.
They train him. They feed him inside information. Now, at Trion, he’s a star, skyrocketing to the top. He finds he has talents he never knew he possessed. He’s rich, drives a Porsche, lives in a fabulous apartment, and works directly for the CEO. He’s dating the girl of his dreams.
His life is perfect. And all he has to do to keep it that way is betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in.
But when he tries to break off from his controllers, he finds he’s in way over his head, trapped in a world in which nothing is as it seems and no one can really be trusted.
And then the real nightmare begins…
Reminds me of the Julia Roberts/Clive Owen film Duplicity crossed with the Bradley Cooper action drama Limitless. Hopefully the younger Hemsworth can use this as a platform to prove he’s actually got some talent, something we frankly haven’t seen yet from the young heartthrob. Ford has coasting lately, but maybe working with a legend like Oldman will raise his game up, too.