According to Deadline, the Thor: Ragnarok star has signed on to portray a “physically brave” but “emotional coward” in the film, which will be penned by none other than Marvel Cinematic Universe mogul Joe Russo. Reportedly, Hemsworth will play a man who, amongst wrestling with “his identity and sense of self,” must liberate an Indian boy from capture.
Set in India, Dhaka will be produced by Joe and Anthony Russo under their Agbo banner. Also producing is Mike Larocca – executive producer on the upcoming Chadwick Boseman-led 17 Bridges – and Chris Hemsworth, through his Thematic Entertainment.
Behind the camera, long-time stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave – who served as the stunt double for Chris Evans in The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier – will make his directorial debut.