Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn Join Clark Duke’s Directorial Debut ‘Arkansas’

“Arkansas” follows a pair of drug runners in the Dixie Mafia, whose lives get turned upside down when a drug deal goes horribly wrong

Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn have joined Clark Duke’s feature directorial debut “Arkansas,” which Duke wrote and will also star in, VMI Worldwide President Andre Reis announced Thursday.

“Arkansas” follows a pair of drug runners in the Dixie Mafia, whose lives get turned upside down when a drug deal goes horribly wrong.

“Arkansas” is produced by Patrick Hibler, Jeff Rice, Martin Sprock and Storyboard Media. Media Finance Capital’s David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman funded the film and will also serve as executive producers alongside Hercules Film Fund. Rhea Films’ Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti, Don Kee Productions’ Jason Allison, Michael S. Smith and Franchesca Lantz, Andre Relis, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard and Phil Kim are also executive producing.

Hemsworth’s credits include “The Hunger Games” films as well as “The Expendables” and “Independence Day: Resurgence.” His other roles have included “Paranoia,” “Empire State” and “The Dressmaker.” He just finished production on the action-thriller “Killerman,” and will next be seen in the romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic?” opposite Rebel Wilson.

Vaughn is an actor, producer and screenwriter, known for films like “Wedding Crashers,” “Old School,” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” and more. He was most recently seen in S. Craig Zahler’s “Dragged Across Concrete” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and in Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge.” He will next star in Dwayne Johnson’s “Fighting with My Family” and the thriller “Against All Enemies.”

Duke is best known for his roles in “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Kickass,” “The Croods” and “Bad Moms.” His TV credits include “Greek” and “The Office.” He was most recently seen in Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” and opposite Burt Reynolds in his final film, “The Last Movie Star.” His next projects are “Song of Back and Neck” and “The Croods 2,” and he’s also written and directed multiple award-winning short films.

Hemsworth is represented by WME and Fourward Management, while Vaughn is represented by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Duke is represented by WME and Mosaic.