Say g’day to yet another hot Aussie actor: Luke Hemsworth, older brother of Chris and Liam, has just signed on for his first feature film role.
Luke will play a detective in “The Reckoning,” about the search for missing teenagers who shot video footage of a murder, set to begin filming in Australia next month. He moved to Los Angeles in 2011, and is also due to shoot the World War I ensemble film “The 34th Battalion” later this year.
Based on those roles, it seems Luke is taking a bit of a different track than his brothers, leaning toward intense dramas rather than the action- and superhero-heavy repertoire of “Hunger Games” star Liam and “Thor” and “The Avengers” lead Chris. All of the Hemsworths are easy on the eyes, so it would make sense for Luke to also gravitate toward romantic leading man roles. After all, Liam got his start alongside Miley Cyrus in the Nicholas Sparks weepy “The Last Song,” and fellow Aussie Mel Gibson (in his pre-anti-Semitic rant days, anyway) once lit up multiplexes as a rom-com-starring rogue.
If anything, Luke’s Hollywood debut bodes well for an eventual buddy cop comedy starring all three Hemsworth brothers as fish-out-of-water types who must use their charm and good looks to crack a tough case. At least, that’s what we hope will happen. America can dream.
For more about “The Reckoning,” check out Deadline’s coverage.