The Thor star is being courted to play the lead role of CIA agent Mitch Rapp in the movie adaptation of Vince Flynn's novel, Deadline reports.
Hemsworth could line up alongside Bruce Willis in the Jeffrey Nachmanoff-helmed project, with the Die Hard star linked with the role of the protagonist's mentor.
American Assassin follows CIA agent Rapp as he embarks on a revenge mission. The character has appeared in multiple Flynn novels, including Consent to Kill, which CBS is also adapting.
Edward Zwick adapted the screenplay alongside Last Samurai scribe Marshall Herskovitz. Zwick was originally attached to direct before opting to helm The Great Wall instead.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler are attached to produce the project.
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