Lucas Till is set to join fellow rising star Liam Hemsworth in thriller “Paranoia”, according to Variety. The two almost “Hunger Games” co-stars may be joined by a couple of acting heavyweights as producers are also in advanced negotiations with Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford to play supporting roles in the film.
Robert Luketic will direct the film based on the Joseph Finder novel. Hemsworth plays Adam Cassidy, a low level employee of a high-tech firm who finds himself in trouble and agreeing to become a spy at a rival company. When he discovers he has a knack for the business, he skyrockets to success and achieving, at alarming speed, a luxurious life he never could have dreamed of. When he tries to break free of the people for whom he’s spying, he finds himself in over his head. Till will play a friend and co-worker. Filming will take place this summer before Hemsowrth reports back for duty on “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire.”
Till, star of “X-Men: First Class”, almost became a part of “The Hunger Games” too after being shortlisted for the role of Peeta Mellark. The role went to Josh Hutcherson, and Till went on to shoot indie thriller “Crush” and Chan-Wook Park’s English feature debut “Stoker” opposite Mia Wasikowska. Till is also expected to reprise his role as Havok in the “X-Men: First Class” sequel, expected to begin shooting in early 2013.