CBS Films is very keen to get Thor star Chris Hemsworth to star in their adaptation American Assassin, as they’ve offered him a whopping $10 million to take the gig, according to Deadline. It isn’t known if the actor plans on accepting the offer at this time.
The action-thriller is based on Vince Flynn’s novel, which is about Mitch Rapp (the role Chris Hemsworth is being eyed for). The story follows his transition from a college athlete to a world-class operative for the CIA, who specialises in hunting terrorists, joining the agency after his girlfriend died in a terrorist attack. The book is actually the 11th in Vince Flynn’s series, although this is a prequel that will serve as Rapp’s origin story.
Last month Bruce Willis started talks to play Rapp’s CIA mentor, but it’s not clear if he’s signed on yet. Jeffrey Nachmanoff is directing from a screenplay by Mike Finch, who took over the writing duties from EdZwick and Marshall Herskovitz.
It isn’t known when production will begin, but there may be some scheduling problems if Chris Hemsworth does sign on. He is currently shooting Thor: The Dark World, and is expected to move right from that to Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse. There is also The Avengers 2 looming in the distance.