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Keith Staskiewicz
April 13, 2012 AT 06:17 PM EDT

Liam Hemsworth has himself a lead role. The third wheel of The Hunger Games’ love tricycle will star in Paranoia, EW has confirmed. The espionage thriller will be directed by Robert Luketic, the man responsible for such timeless Katherine Heigl masterpieces as Killers and The Ugly Truth. The film’s producers are also in talks with Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford to join him, and production will likely start early this summer.

This is good news for Hemsworth, who will presumably be kept busy over the next few years between projects like this and the two or three subsequent sequels to The Hunger Games. Speaking of which, Hemsworth will be shooting the Gary Ross-less Catching Fire later this year, but before then, audiences can see him opposite the ham-hock arms of Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 2. The 22-year-old actor is also already set to play the lead in another film, the action-heist Empire State.

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