We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this morning to wash that Oscar snub taste out of your mouth. First up, Movie Hole reports that Liam Hemsworth has officially signed on to star in the time travel romantic drama Timeless. We previously reported that Hemsworth was in talks to star in the pic, but now it looks like things are definitely a go. Hemsworth plays a man whose wife leaves him a fortune after her death. Haunted by her memory, the man uses the money to build a time travel machine in order to see her one last time.
Phillip Noyce (Salt) is onboard to direct, and filming is expected to get underway in July. I’m incredibly interested to see how Hemsworth’s career shakes out. He has potential, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do in the highly anticipated adaption of The Hunger Games, which opens in March. The actor is currently filming The Expendables 2. Hit the jump for casting news regarding the indie I Am My Family Secret.
Emma Roberts is becoming quite the prolific actress, and she’s added yet another indie to her roster of upcoming projects. Deadline reports that Roberts will join Submarine star Craig Roberts (no relation) in the indie I Am My Family Secret. The pic comes from director Derick Martini, who made his debut with Lymelife which also starred lady Roberts. I Am My Family Secret tells the story of “two brothers, wildly different, who discover their parents have been hiding a startling and life altering secret from them for over two decades.”
Miss Roberts stars in the dramedy Celeste and Jesse Forever which is currently screening at the Sundance Film Festival (read Matt’s review here), and has as bevy of upcoming projects on her calendar. She’s set to star in the music-driven love story Anything But Ordinary, a dark re-imagining of Peter Pan, and the ensemble Spring Breakers alongside James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez.