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    Mon, 18 May 2009 16:14:31

    Star Trek's Chris Hemsworth May Play Thor - Actor in final negotiations with Marvel

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    Chris Hemsworth, the Australian actor who most recently had a small role in Star Trek, is in final negotiations with Marvel to star as the title character in Thor. The film is on track to hit multiplexes on May 20, 2011, with Kenneth Branagh directing.

    Marvel Studios has been looking for an athletic actor to play the Norse god. Thor takes a liking to humans after being banished to Earth by his father in order to learn humility. Hemsworth would also play the character in Marvel's The Avengers, which is due in 2012, as Thor often fought alongside The Avengers in the comic series.

    Hemsworth will also play the lead role in MGM's remake of Red Dawn, which has been modernized with Russia and China as enemies of the United States. Hemsworth will play the role originally inhabited by Patrick Swayze. The film is due out in September 2010.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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