Chris Hemsworth to Star in Netflix Action Movie from the Russo Brothers

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Chris Hemsworth will be reuniting with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 directors Joe and Anthony Russo for an action thriller.

Hemsworth is set to star in Dhaka, a Netflix action-thriller written and produced by the Russos. And there are more Marvel connections apart from the Russo brothers; making his directorial debut with the film is Sam Hargrave, a stunt coordinator and stunt double for Captain America himself, Chris Evans.

THR broke the news, reporting that the film’s plot “tells of a weary mercenary named Rake (Hemsworth) who is hired to save the son of a businessman.” The enticing project is set to be filmed in India and Indonesia from November until March.

Giving stunt coordinators the reins of action vehicles has worked well in the past: stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and David Leitch transitioned nicely to directing with John Wick. Stahelski went on to direct John Wick: Chapter 2 and is gearing up for Chapter 3, while Leitch helmed Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2. Atomic Blonde, by the way, had Hargrave on board as a stunt coordinator.

Hemsworth will next be seen in the mystery thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, in US cinemas October 12 and Aussie cinemas October 18.

Photo credit: Mark Fellman / Marvel Studios
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