Corporate thrillers are often a difficult sell because it’s tough to make them look all that interesting in the space of 2 minutes and 30 seconds, as even with plenty of action, it’s still men in suits looking serious. It’s a slightly problem with Paranoia, although at least the trailer suggests it could be okay.
Liam Hemsworth stars as Adam Cassidy, an ambitious young man trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at a telecommunications firm. After he makes a costly mistake, the company CEO (Oldman) agrees not to turn him in if he spies on Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Nicholas’ mentor and a rival executive. Amber Heard is set to play a potential love interest for Adam, who works at the company he is spying on.
Robert Luketic is directing from a screenplay by Jason Dean Hall, which he adapted from the novel of the same name by Joseph Finder. Lucas Till, Embeth Davidtz, Amber Heard, Julian McMahon. The film hits US cinemas on August 16th, but no UK date is currently set. [Read more…]