Chris Hemsworth to star in Michael Mann film

Chris Hemsworth to star in Michael Mann film London: Actor Chris Hemsworth has signed up to star in Michael Mann`s yet to be titled technological thriller.

The `Thor` star has reportedly agreed to play the lead in the director`s latest project, a technology-based thriller about cyber threats and hacking attacks, reported Contactmusic.

The movie - being backed by Legendary Pictures - will be Mann`s first since `Public Enemies` in 2009 and he has spent the last year co-writing the script with Morgan Davis Foeh.

His most recent work includes a producer stint on `Witness`, while he also directed the pilot of HBO`s `Luck`.

Hemsworth has been looking for a new project since shooting on `Thor: The Dark World` - the sequel to the Marvel smash hit - wrapped and Steven Spielberg postponed production on science-fiction flick `Robopocalypse`.

The 29-year-old actor has also been linked to ocean adventure movie `In The Heart Of The Sea` - which Ron Howard is rumoured to be directing - and is committed to the `Snow White and the Huntsman` sequel.