Pedro Pascal & Chris Hemsworth Unite in Heat-Style Action Thriller Crime 101
Fri, Sep 1, 2023

The Mandalorian and The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal will team up with Thor and Extraction star Chris Hemsworth for the Heat-style crime thriller Crime 101. And the idea of the two A-listers uniting for an action outing clearly has studios in a frenzy, as reports have revealed that both Netflix and Amazon Studios are currently fighting for the rights to the project.

As per a report by Deadline, Netflix and Amazon are now doing battle for Crime 101 in a deal that the publication describes as “whopping,” with Amazon reportedly having “the edge.” While no deals are yet in place, sources have revealed that both Pascal and Hemsworth “have shown interest in the project prior to the strike.”

Alongside the duo of Pedro Pascal and Chris Hemsworth, Crime 101 has tapped American Animals director Bart Layton to helm the project. As well as the critically acclaimed heist movie American Animals, which tells the true story of the Transylvania University book heist which took place in 2004, Layton is also known for the BAFTA winning documentary The Imposter, which explores the 1997 case of a French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin.

Crime 101 will be based on the novella of the same name, which was released back in July 2021. Written by Don Winslow, Crime 101 has been compared to director Michael Mann’s seminal 1995 crime thriller Heat starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Which is certainly a comparison that should spark excitement. Though it’s a very high bar to reach for…

“A string of high-level jewel heists up and down the Pacific Coast Highway has gone unsolved for years, mostly because the perpetrator has lived by a strict code he calls ‘Crime 101,’” the official synopsis for Crime 101 reads. “Police attribute the thefts to the Colombian cartels. But Detective Lou Lubesnick’s gut says it’s the work of just one man. Now the lone-wolf jewel thief is looking for that fabled final last score, and Lou breaks all the rules of ‘Crime 101.’”

While further details surrounding the adaptation are unknown, we can assume from the novella’s outline that Pedro Pascal and Chris Hemsworth are circling the two main roles, with one playing the thief while the other stars as Detective Lou Lubesnick. The smart money would bet on Pascal playing the criminal, while Hemsworth plays the cop. But really, either actor could play either role.

Over the last few years, Pedro Pascal and Chris Hemsworth have become two of the biggest names in Hollywood. The former is best known for his roles in the likes of Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman 1984, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and his emergence as a protective father figure in both The Mandalorian and The Last of Us. The actor recently joined a stellar cast for the upcoming swords-and-sandals sequel, Gladiator 2, with the actor’s name now causing instant interest as soon as it’s attached.

Chris Hemsworth meanwhile is best known for his role in the MCU as Thor, with the actor expected to star in both upcoming Avengers sequels. The Marvel actor will next be seen joining the Mad Max franchise in the prequel, Furiosa, before voicing Optimus Prime in Transformers One.

Photos: “Extraction 2” Screen Captures
Thu, Jun 29, 2023

The gallery has been updated with the screencaptures from Chris Hemsworth in “Extraction 2” (2023).

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Photos: “Extraction 2” Berlin Premiere
Sun, Jun 11, 2023

Added new photos of Chris Hemsworth attending the “Extraction 2” Netflix special screening premiere at Zoo Palast on June 9, 2023 in Berlin, Germany.

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Chris Hemsworth plays young, presumably hot Optimus Prime in new Transformers movie
Fri, Apr 28, 2023

While actor Peter Cullen has been the iconic, commanding voice of Optimus Prime for nearly 40 years, a different actor is stepping into the tires of the Autobot for a new Transformers movie. Chris Hemsworth (Thor) will voice a young and, one can only assume, hunky Optimus Prime for Transformers One, a new animated movie that promises the origin story of the leaders of the Autobots and Decepticons, Paramount Animation announced Thursday.

Transformers One will also star Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as young Megatron in a story about how the two most famous Transformers “went from brothers-in-arms to sworn enemies,” Paramount said. The story of Optimus Prime and Megatron’s youth was previously explored in comic publisher IDW’s Transformers series (pictured above), but the animated feature film will likely take its own approach to young Optimus, back when he was known as Orion Pax.

Joining Hemsworth and Henry in the animated film’s cast are Scarlett Johansson as Elita (aka Elita One, Optimus’ Autobot leader stand-in while he was away from Cybertron for a few million years); Keegan-Michael Key as Bumblebee; Jon Hamm as Sentinel Prime, the leader of the Autobots before Optimus took over; and Laurence Fishburne as Alpha Trion, one of the oldest, wisest Transformers.

Josh Cooley, the former Pixar artist and screenwriter who directed Toy Story 4, is helming Transformers One. Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, who co-wrote Ant-Man and the Wasp and Hulu’s No Exit, penned the script.

Transformers One hits movie theaters on July 19, 2024.

Videos: Chris Hemsworth Reacts to the “Extraction 2” Teaser
Fri, Apr 7, 2023

Chris Hemsworth watches the teaser for Extraction 2 for the first time!

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Photos: “Extraction 2” Production Stills
Fri, Apr 7, 2023

Added new production stills of Chris Hemsworth on his new film “Extraction 2”.

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Videos: “Extraction 2” Official Teaser Trailer
Mon, Apr 3, 2023

Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake in EXTRACTION 2 – only on Netflix, June 16.

After barely surviving the events of the first movie, Rake is back as the Australian black ops mercenary, tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held. Hemsworth reunites with director Sam Hargrave, with Joe and Anthony Russo’s AGBO producing and Joe Russo writing. Golshifteh Farahani reprises her role from the first film, with Daniel Bernhardt and Tinatin Dalakishvili also co-starring.

This is a sequel to the first film that was based on the graphic novel ‘Ciudad’ by Ande Parks, from a story by Ande Parks, Joe Russo & Anthony Russo, with illustrations by Fernando León González. EXTRACTION 2 is produced by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth, Patrick Newall and Sam Hargrave, with Angela Russo-Otstot, Jake Aust, Benjamin Grayson, Steven Scavelli, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely as executive producers.

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Netflix Secret Message Teases Chris Hemsworth’s Return in Extraction 2
Sat, Apr 1, 2023

Netflix is getting ready to begin promoting its highly anticipated sequel to the Chris Hemsworth-led Extraction.

Not much is known about Extraction 2 and how Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) is still alive after the first film, but if we learned anything about the movie from the first look, it’s that it’s going to be action-packed. Netflix has started promoting the film by posting an image of a billboard that focuses on some Morse code, and Hemsworth shared the post, asking if anyone else knows Morse code. “Who else knows Morse code?” the Extraction star wrote on Twitter. which fans were quick to reveal that it actually says “Tyler Rake lives.” You can check out the post below.



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Extraction 2
2024Chris as Tyler Rake
Sequel to the 2020 action thriller 'Extraction'.
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Untitled Hulk Hogan Biopic
2024Chris as Terry Bollea, Hulk Hogan
The story of wrestling legend Hulk Hogan.
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2024Chris as Unknown
The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before she teamed up with Mad Max in 'Fury Road'
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Avengers: Secret Wars
2026Chris as Thor
Plot under wraps.
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