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Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson to star in 'By Way of Helena'

The actors co-star in the "Hunger Games" series, but have not shared screen time.

By Annie Martin
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Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson to star in 'By Way of Helena'
Cast member Liam Hemsworth attends the premiere of the motion picture sci-fi thriller "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on November 18, 2013. In this sequel Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson have joined the cast of By Way of Helena.

The Hunger Games co-stars face off in the new revenge western by Australian director Kieran Darcy-Smith (Animal Kingdom). The movie is set in an isolated frontier town in the late 1800s, and stars Hemsworth as a Texas Ranger named David. The character struggles to solve a series of mysterious murders while also contending with Abraham (Harrelson), a tyrannical local preacher.

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Production on By Way of Helena will begin this fall, and both actors appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One, out November 21. Hemsworth is scheduled to star in The Dressmaker next year, while Harrelson is slated for Triple Nine and Now You See Me 2.

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