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

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Paranoia- Trailer No.1

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?

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.

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

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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