Chris Hemsworth set to star in the thriller Shadow Runner

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Overall, I wasn’t impressed with this summer’s THOR, but the one thing I got from it was that Chris Hemsworth is clearly a movie star.  So I’m a little surprised it has taken this long for him to topline his own film.  True, he has SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMEN and of course a major role in THE AVENGERS, but it looks like SHADOW RUNNER is the first film that will be completely his.  In the film, Hemsworth will play the leader of a black ops team that sweeps in and assassinates a dangerous terrorist.  Hossein Amini (DRIVE) wrote the script for the film that’s currently looking for a director.

The film is said to be loosely based on the story of the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al Mabhouh last year, which was famous for just how little information was known about murder.  There’s video footage of the team sneaking into the hotel where Mabhouh was staying and then sneaking out, but that’s it.  Although SHADOW RUNNER won’t be based on that exact event, but will focus on the team that goes on several difficult missions.

Chris Hemsworth

Source: The Playlist

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