Sony attaches 'Thor' star to action thriller

“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth is attached to topline Columbia Pictures’ action thriller “Shadow Runner.”

Pic is based on an original idea by Hossein Amini, who will exec produce. Studio is keeping the pic’s plot underwraps.

Tripp Vinson and Beau Flynn of Contrafilms will produce alongside Will Ward of ROAR.

Columbia’s president of production Hannah Minghella will oversee the project along with Rachel O’Connor and Adam Milano.

Hemsworth will spend the summer shooting Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers,” in which he reprises the role of Thor. Aussie thesp will soon be seen in Contrafilm’s remake of “Red Dawn” and Drew Goddard’s creature feature “Cabin in the Woods.” Hemsworth is also set to play one of the title roles in Universal’s tentpole “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which was written by Amini. Scribe also recently wrote U’s “47 Ronin” and the Ryan Gosling-starrer “Drive,” which FilmDistrict opens Sept. 16.

Vinson and Flynn recently announced they’d be parting ways, though Contrafilm’s upcoming slate includes the comedy ‘What’s Your number?” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” Ward is currently in pre-production on Chuck Russell’s “Arabian Nights,” which is set to star Liam Hemsworth.

Hemsworth is repped by IFA Talent Agency and ROAR, while WME and Curtis Brown Group rep Amini.

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