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Jonathan LaPaglia, Luke Hemsworth Toplining ‘The Reckoning’

Filming set to start April 29 in Australia

Australian thesps Jonathan LaPaglia and Luke Hemsworth will star in John V. Soto’s indie crime thriller “The Reckoning.”

Lensing is set to start April 29 in Australia. “The Reckoning” is a Filmscope Entertainment production, co-financed by ScreenWest, Fulcrum and private investors.

Deidre Kitcher (“Needle”) is producing. Robert Lundberg, Greg Coote, David Calvert-Jones, Roger Savill and Kim Savill will exec produce.

Lightning Entertainment is handling international sales and will be selling territories at Cannes.

The story, penned by Soto, revolves around a detective who discovers footage at a murder scene, shot by two teenagers, that provides clues to the identity of a killer. The teens have since gone missing.

LaPaglia, the younger brother of Anthony LaPaglia, recently starred in a TV adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ novel “The Slap”; his TV credits include “Seven Days,” “The District,” “The Sopranos,” “NCIS” and “Cold Case.”

Hemsworth is the brother of Chris and Liam Hemsworth. Credits include Australian TV series “Blue Heelers,” “Last Man Standing,” “All Saints” and “Satisfaction.”

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