Liam Makes Forbes 'Ten Actors to Watch in 2012' List
Hollywood is hot for a new young-adult franchise hit and The Hunger Games is poised to fill that role. Hemsworth, who right now is probably best known as Miley Cyrus’ boyfriend, has a chance to become a big star as Gale in the upcoming series.
Liam is One of Canada.com's 10 stars to watch in 2012
3. Liam Hemsworth
He's currently best known as Miley Cyrus's arm candy, but that will change on March 23, when the hotly anticipated The Hunger Games hits theatres. Hemsworth plays the hunky Gale, the heroine's closest childhood friend and love interest.
Liam heading in Kazakhstan in 2012 to film 'Arabian Nights'
Kazakh Film, Kazakhstan's state company, has boarded Chuck Russell's 3D adaptation of "1001 Arabian Nights," starring Liam Hemsworth, which will shoot in the oil-and-gas-rich central Asian state next year.
Russell, who directed "The Mask" and "The Scorpion King," has been scouting locations for the $70 million pic for the past year and will start shooting in June. Sets include a full-scale medieval period city 120 miles from Almaty, where Kazakh Film is based, that was built a few years ago for Russian director Sergey Bodrov's "Nomad."
Other locations are understood to include the sandy hills and gullies at Altyn Emel.
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Liam in InStyle's Hunger Games: How You Know the Stars Feature
Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne)
Thanks to homegrown soap operas like Neighbours, Australians were already familiar with Hemsworth, but the actor was introduced to American audiences when he played the lead role in the 2010 tearjerker The Last Song and began dating co-star Miley Cyrus.
Peek Covers Of 'Illustrated Movie Companion,' 'Tribute Guide'
Christmas is still 24 days away, but the fine folks at Scholastic have gifted Hollywood Crush with two sneak peeks that will undoubtedly leave "Hunger Games" fans in a festive mood: the covers of "The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion" and "The Hunger Games Tribute Guide" (both due February 7, 2012)!
The works are part of the publishing house's extensive movie tie-in program, which also includes "The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition" (our friends at TheFABlife have that cover for you) and "The World of The Hunger Games" (to be released the same day as the film, March 23).
See the full covers after the jump!
Source: MTV Hollywood Crush