‘Paranoia’ Trailer: It’s Corporate War Between Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 13th, 2013 at 11:27 am,

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Paranoia is headlined by Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) – the brother of Thor and The Avengers actor Chris Hemsworth - as Adam Cassidy, a Brooklyn native from humble beginnings – who, thanks to his techno wizard skills, manages to secure an entry-level position at a powerful corporation owned by one Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman).

Adam’s boss provides him with the opportunity to rapidly-advance his career, but with an unscrupulous (and dangerous) catch: he must spy on Nicholas’ old mentor – now his fierce business rival – Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), in order to get in on the ground floor of a new invention potentially worth billions of dollars. Who will walk away triumphant from this clash of financial titans – one of the two corporate kings, or the sacrificial pawn in between them?

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Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in ‘Paranoia’

The Paranoia cast – which includes Amber Heard (Machete Kills), Josh Holloway (Lost), Embeth Davidtz (Mad Men) and Richard Dreyfuss in supporting roles – is the film’s biggest selling point. Overall, though, the trailer does a respectable job of outlining the motivation for Hemsworth’s character, introducing the various players caught up in the story’s corporate power struggle, and hinting at key plot details – like the cutting-edge technology (e.g. the MacGuffin) that Goddard has designed – without flat-out spoiling any twists along the way.

Paranoia director Robert Luketic has found his niche in the “chick flick” department (see: Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth, etc.), but this movie is closer – thematically and content-wise – to Luketic’s counting cards feature 21. The Paranoia script was co-written by Barry Levy (Vantage Point) and Jason Dean Hall – who penned the American Sniper screenplay that has landed Steven Spielberg as director - based on the novel by Joseph Finder. So, all in all, there’s good reason to consider giving this movie the time of day.


Look for Paranoia when it opens in U.S. theaters on August 16th, 2013.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Wow, this film has a phenomenal cast.

  2. The premise for this movie (or logline) seems unremarkable; but, of course, the gist lies with the script — and direction — given its cast. Nonetheless, the film’s similarity to any number of previous flicks does come to mind — Tony Gilroy’s DUPLICITY, for one.

    What PARANOIA does hint at (by its title and setup) is a “shocking” twist at the end. Let’s us pray.

  3. This felt like the last Wall Street movie for me.

  4. Big Gary Oldman fan here and I see all his movies.
    Still adjusting to Harrison Ford looking like Ed Asner.

  5. Was this based off a book. Cause I read a book just like this years ago. Except of instead of him taking care if his had he had to do this so he wouldn’t go to jail for using company funds to through a party and then things got out of hand. It’s amazing how Hollywood would change a premise so the originator of the story doesn’t get credit

    • Sorry….. His dad

    • Yes, its based off the book of the same name…….. And the writer does get credit. See the movie.

  6. I loved Ford and Oldman in Air Force One, it will be cool to see them on screen again. It’s a shame they wasted the lead on Hemsworth, since he is so new to acting he really cant hold his own with these two screen giants.

    • Loved them in Air Force One too. And I have my doubts about Hemsworth as well.

  7. Feels like they revealed the whole movie in the trailer, Oldmans accent feels out of place for me to, Ford is defo rocking the buzz cut tho!

    Hemsworth hmm not convinced

  8. Cool just saw the whole movie.

  9. There’s no reason to see the film after watching the trailer, they gave the entire plot away.

  10. I feel like I just got the entire plot of the film in 2 minutes….