“Scream 4″ star Emma Roberts is joining the cast of Dito Montiel’s heist drama “Empire State,” which stars Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson.
Based on true events that took place in 1982, Adam Mazer’s script finds Hemsworth playing one of two childhood friends from Astoria, New York who plan to rob an armored car depository, with Johnson playing the NYPD detective who’ll stop at nothing to bust them.
Roberts will play a waitress who serves as a potential love interest for Hemsworth’s character.
Randall Emmett and George Furla’s Emmett/Furla Films is financing the film, which the duo will produce with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films. Production is skedded to start this spring.
Roberts, who recently appeared in back-to-back Sundance pics “The Art of Getting By” and “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” is currently filming Scott Coffey’s indie comedy “Adult World” with John Cusack and Evan Peters.
Roberts is repped by CAA, Sweeney Entertainment and attorney Neil Meyer.
Check out photos of Emma filming Adult World today in Syrcuse, New York today(February 23rd). More Instagram photos added!
Check out one photo plus video of Emma on set of Adult World yesterday(February 19th). Emma added more instagram/twitter photos, including one of herself with her “new BFF” (lol)!
John Cusack and Emma Roberts were at Books and Melodies in Eastwood to shoot a scene for the upcoming independent film “Adult World,” a fictional story about a college graduate who gets a job at an adult bookstore.
Sunday, NewsChannel 9 finally caught a glimpse of the film’s stars.
Right now, the Hollywood celebrities and the movie is certainly the buzz around town.
“It’s crazy. I’ve never seen anything like it. First time I’ve ever seen it. He was great,” said Tricia Hand, who watched the film shoot from across the street.
“It puts Syracuse on the map, with our basketball team and the movies it makes us famous and it’s nice that they’re filming in our little community of Eastwood,” said Michelle Seitz who stopped and watched the filmmaking process.
The producer of the film is from Syracuse and told us to expect more movies to be shot in our area in the coming years.