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Emma Roberts to Be Liam Hemsworth's Girlfriend in 'Empire State'

March 12, 2012 (7:57 am) GMT
The 'Scream 4' actress is set to star as a waitress, who is also the love interest of Hemsworth's character, in the true story movie about a depository heist that took place in New York back in 1982.

After deciding to exit "", has chosen to star in a heist drama instead. The "" actress has been cast in true story movie, "", where she is set to play 's love interest.

Variety reported that Roberts' character works as a waitress. In addition to playing opposite Hemsworth, the niece of veteran actress is set to join Dwayne "" Johnson.

"Empire State" itself is based on true events that happened back in 1982. The story follows two childhood friends from Astoria, New York, who plan to rob an armored car depository. Hemsworth will star as one of the two buddies, while Johnson will portray an NYPD detective who is tasked to bust the felon pair.

"" helmer, Dito Montiel, will serve as the director with Adam Mazer working to provide the screenplay. The filming has been scheduled to kick off this spring, but the release date still hasn't been announced.

Roberts was recently seen starring in Sundance dramas "" and "". Back in January, Roberts bailed out of "Spring Breakers" due to "creative differences that couldn't be resolved." She was at that time supposed to star opposite and . The 21-year-old actress is currently busy shooting an indie pic called "", which also stars and .

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