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  • Jul 31st 2013 at 11:59AM
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Actor Liam Hemsworth has been in the news lately for his rocky relationship with Miley Cyrus. Now, it looks like his character in an upcoming thriller – also starring Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman – isn't having much better luck with his choice of cars. Paranoia, which comes out August 16, features a faking-it wealthy young businessman played by Hemsworth who tools around in a Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in. The car even has a starring role in the official trailer, which you can watch below.

The Karma was a real-world vehicle of choice for actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cee Lo Green and Justin Bieber when the car's cinema product placement was announced last fall. Since then, though, the California-based company stopped production and is reportedly on the verge of being sold to a China's BAIC. Last month, Reuters, citing company documents, said Fisker lost about $35,000 per vehicle it produced and, overall, took about $1 billion in losses between 2008 and 2012. In the movies, though, you can pretend the car remains a symbol of success.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      stuff like this is usually paid product placement these days. besides, most folks outside of car fan sites don't know much about the Fisker Karma other than it is expensive. If all they wanted was an expensive car, then it did it's job.
      • 2 Years Ago
      model s would have been better
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drop a Corvette LS7 in that bad boy and turn it into a real sports car. Electric tech is just not ready financially or efficiency-wise or green- wise. Electricity isn't magic. Something has to generate it (dams, oil, gas, coal, solar, wind) and it costs money. The "green" is a government hoax to grab more of your money and control, that is all. SOme honesty would help. not hinder.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must have started filming this and getting footage of the car before bankruptcy ;)
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shoulda gone with a Tesla
      • 2 Years Ago
      IMO, I'd rather see a Fisker (or any green car for that matter) in a movie or TV show over some gas guzzling SUV or sports car any day!
      • 2 Years Ago
      There have been a number of Karmas in various shows. There have been a couple Roadsters used in movies and TV. Considering how popular it has been in the last year, I haven't seen a single Model S in a TV show or movie. The Karma and the Roadster stand out. I expect to see a bunch of the Model X's on film with the distinctive falcon doors.
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