Dates thriller for September 2013

Bolstering its thin 2013 slate, Relativity Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to IM Global’s thriller “Paranoia,” which stars Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford and Lucas Till, and will release it next September.

Robert Luketic (“21”) is directing from a script by Jason Dean Hall (“Spread”), based on a previous draft by Barry Levy (“Vantage Point”), who originally adapted Joseph Finder’s novel of the same name.

Hemsworth stars as a blue-collar guy who makes a costly and illegal mistake while trying to get ahead in his entry-level job. His boss agrees not to turn him in under one condition: he must infiltrate the competition as a corporate spy. Protag quickly learns that he’s a pawn in his boss’ game.

“Paranoia” will be produced by Alexandra Milchan of Emjag Prods., Scott Lambert of Film 360 and Deepak Nayar.

“Paranoia is a gripping story and we’re excited to add the project to our growing slate bolstered by this stellar cast,” said Relativity prexy Tucker Tooley.

Production is skedded to start this summer, as Relativity will release the film stateside on Sept. 27, 2013. IM Global will handle international distribution and is currently selling foreign rights at Cannes.

After moving up comedy “21 and Over” to November 2, Relativity was left with only two dated pics for 2013 — the star-studded omnibus comedy “Red Band” from producers Peter Farrelly and Charles B. Wessler, and an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ “Safe Haven,” both of which will debut in the first quarter. Scott Cooper’s Christian Bale-starrer “Out of the Furnace” is also expected to debut in 2013.

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