It’s never a good sign when the main marketing effort a studio makes for a film is to release shirtless photos of one of the main male stars. Actually, let me qualify that, it’s great to see the photos and perhaps drool a little, but it often mean they’ve realised the best the film isn’t that good, so they dangle the possibility of semi-nudity in front of us in the hope of pulling gays and (straight) gals into cinemas.
Hopefully that’s not true of Paranoia, but except for a trailer, the main thing the distributors have done is release images of Liam Hemsworth with his shirt off. You might think that as this film also stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, they might also release a few images of them (preferably with their shirts on, but that’s just my taste), but so far it’s mainly been Hemsworth’s nipples.
Liam 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.
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 also star. The film hits the US on August 16th, and should reach the UK a couple of months later.