12 October 2012 12:46 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that CBS Films has offered Chris Hemsworth (Thor) a cool $10 million to star in an adaptation of Vince Flynn’s bestselling novel series American Assassin as terrorist hunter Mitch Rapp. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor, The Day After Tomorrow) is set to direct the film.

American Assassin is the eleventh book in the Vince Flynn series and is in fact a prequel which explains the background story of the hero Mitch Rapp and how tragedy transformed him from a college scholar and athlete into a ruthless hunter of terrorists for the CIA. There are also rumours that Bruce Willis (The Expendables 2) is in talks to play Rapp’s mentor.

Hemsworth is certainly shaping up to be Hollywood’s new action hero following a string of blockbuster movies such as Thor, The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman. He is currently shooting Thor: The Dark World, the follow up to the 2011 hit movie, »

- flickeringmyth

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Steven Spielberg
The Avengers (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners