Before The Hunger Games even came out, Liam Hemsworth was getting movie roles out the wazoo, thanks to his new found notoriety associated with the Suzanne Collins adaptation. So now that the world has seen what he can actually do, it’s all gravy for Hemsworth. The young actor has has signed on to star in Paranoia, a thriller directed by Robert Luketic — which sounds more along the lines of his film 21 than the rest of his works (Legally Blonde, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton and The Ugly Truth). Excitingly, there are two other big names in talks for the project: Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. So it looks like The Hunger Games is really paying off for Hemsworth.
And he’s not the only one. A good lot of his Hunger Games costars are finding new projects as well. Jennifer Lawrence has the horror flick House at the End of the Street, as well as two movies that will team her with Bradley Cooper: Serena, which has just released its first image, and The Silver Linings Playbook. Josh Hutcherson is also busy, with the developing 7 Days in Havana, and the upcoming Red Dawn remake.
But it’s not just the main trio that has been profiting from the highly watchable starvation and murder of Panem youths. Leven Rambin, who plays Glimmer, has recently been attached to Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Woody Harrelson, THG‘s Haymitch Abernathy, has a lot of work on the upswing (as usual). His newest starrer is reportedly the crime drama TV series True Detectives, opposite Matthew McConaughey.
The Hunger Games is proving an unsurprising stepping stone for a good deal of its cast, and this is less than a month after the film first released in theaters. Things are looking up for these tributes.