Thesp set for thriller 'Paranoia' and indie 'Very Good Girls'

After appearing in a trio of 2010 releases, Richard Dreyfuss is set to shoot two more features this year, as the Oscar-winner has joined the cast of IM Global’s thriller “Paranoia” and the indie “Very Good Girls.”

Relativity Media is distributing “Paranoia,” which Robert Luketic is directing from a script by Jason Dean Hall, based on a previous draft by Barry Levy. An adaptation of Joseph Finder’s novel of the same name, pic stars Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Amber Heard, Lucas Till and Julian McMahon.

Hemsworth stars as a blue-collar guy who is blackmailed by his boss into spying on a rival company.

“Paranoia” will be produced by Alexandra Milchan of Emjag Prods., Scott Lambert of Film 360 and Deepak Nayar. Production is skedded to start in July, and Relativity will release the film stateside on Sept. 27, 2013. IM Global is handling international distribution.

Naomi Foner is writing and directing “Very Good Girls,” which stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen as best friends whose relationship is tested when they fall for the same boy. Michael London is producing via his Groundswell Prods. banner along with Norton Herrick of Herrick Entertainment. K5 is handling international sales for the pic, which starts filming in July.

Dreyfuss’ recent feature credits include “Leaves of Grass,” “Piranha” and “Red.” He’ll soon be seen opposite Jessica Lange in “The Big Valley.” Thesp is repped by APA and the Schiff Co.

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