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Liam Hemsworth to Star in Time-Travel Romance

Actor Liam Hemsworth arrives at the premiere of Thor in Hollywood, California on May 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

When Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth first arrived in Hollywood, he was cast as the love interest to Miley Cyrus (his current real-life girlfriend) in the romantic drama The Last Song. Now Hemsworth's stock has risen enough that he's going to play the lead in a romantic weepie of his very own. Deadline reports that the 22-year-old actor has signed on to the Phillip Noyce–directed Timeless, where he'll play a man who attempts to build a time-travel machine in order to reunite with his dead wife. Well, Hemsworth probably knows a thing or two about wishing he could turn back time for the love of his life ...

Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/2011 AFP