Liam Hemsworth Throws a Punch On Set of ‘Empire State’ (PHOTOS)

By: / July 9, 2012

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Apparently, Liam Hemsworth can throw a serious punch.

Such was the case this week in Queens, New York, where the 22-year-old Hunger Games hottie filmed a brutal fight scene for his new movie, Empire State.

As filming got underway, Hemsworth — who was dressed in a beige t-shirt and burgundy pants — was also spotted taking a call on his cell phone. No word on whether or not he was talking to his fiancee, Miley Cyrus.

In the film, which hits theaters June 10, 2013, Hemsworth plays a 1980s New York cop who investigates the heist of an armored car company. Dwayne Johnson and Emma Roberts co-star.

Also next year, Hemsworth will reprise his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which just this week cast Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee.

Catching Fire blasts into theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.

Hemsworth, who hails from Australia, confirmed his engagement to Cyrus, 19, in June.

Check out photos from the set of Empire State in our gallery now.