Chris Hemsworth joins cast of ‘Candy Store’

'Thor' actor is set to star in director Stephen Gaghan's crime thriller

Thor actor Chris Hemsworth has joined the cast of Candy Store, a crime thriller from writer/director Stephen Gaghan, according to The Wrap.

The film, written and directed by the Traffic screenwriter, follows an elite, deep-cover agent who loses everything and disappears into Brooklyn where he has to start all over again. He soon becomes a down-on-his-luck cop who discovers the global organisation he once worked for is now operating on his patch.

According to The Wrap, it isn’t the only movie Hemsworth has been linked with recently. He is also reportedly being eyed for a role in a Steve McQueen biopic titled Triumph AKA 40 Summers Ago. The actor also turned down a role in American Assassin with Bruce Willis.

Meanwhile, the former Home And Away actor is reportedly being lined up to star in Steven Spielberg‘s new movie Robopocalypse.

The film is based on Daniel H Wilson‘s 2011 novel, which tells the story of the human race’s attempt to survive an apocalyptic attack from its own artificial intelligence. The script has been written by Drew Goddard, who is best known for Cloverfield as well as TV work on Lost and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

According to Deadline, Spielberg met with Hemsworth recently and wants him to star in the movie. However, no “official offer” has been made and other roles in Robopocalypse also await casting.

Hemsworth, 28, began his career on Australian soap opera Home And Away before making a leap into movies with a small part in 2009’s Star Trek. His starring role in last year’s Thor positioned him as an action star and he has since appeared in Snow White And The Huntsman and Cabin In The Woods.