Available on Amazon Prime Video, Most Dangerous Game immerses Liam Hemsworth in a deadly chase game. How did the actor prepare to be in good shape in this breathtaking thriller?
Originally a miniseries released in 2020 on the smartphone platform Quibi in the United States and assembled into film for Amazon Prime Video, Most Dangerous Game is a breathtaking thriller inspired by the famous short story of the same name by Richard Connell, published in 1924 and adapted many times.
Most Dangerous Game tells the story of Dodge Maynard, a man who will do anything to take care of his pregnant wife. But the husband and father in the making that he is suffers from a serious illness and is terminally ill.
His alarming state of health prompts him to participate in a deadly game led by the haves who like to hunt their fellows in the hope of bringing financial security to his wife before dying.
An intense shoot for Liam Hemsworth
The hero is played by an impressive Liam Hemsworth who faces a Christoph Waltz in great shape and accustomed to the roles of villain. To immerse himself in this hellish chase, the actor had to comply with an intense physical preparation that would almost make his brother Chris Hemsworth, the interpreter of Thor pale.
Indeed, the one who gained popularity thanks to The Hunger Games explained that he had drooled during a session of Q&A on Most Dangerous Game :
“It was a tough and exhausting shoot. There were days when I spent almost 12 hours running. I have never run so much in my life. For three or four months I slowly trained to running long distances, which is about ten kilometers. But I’m so glad I spent those months learning to run before this shoot to improve my cardio… now I love it. “
With the action of Most Dangerous Game taking place over 24 hours, the pace was the most important part of the plot, so Liam Hemsworth literally had to run around to avoid being killed by his attackers.
For this action-packed thriller that explores the boundaries a person is willing to cross for their life and family, Liam Hemsworth has also undergone intense training with athlete Ross Edgley who engages a good body part and understands sled pulling for strength training and fat burning.
The actor shared his workout on his Instagram account and explained the content for Men’s Health :
“We do high intensity stuff, a mix of Swedish gymnastics, sled pull-ups, sled pushes and lots and lots of free weights. I would say exercise and fitness are important in making me feel balanced. . “