Sam Worthington Skips Through "Fields"

2/10/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Aussie actor Sam Worthington ("Avatar," "Clash of the Titans") has signed on to star in Ami Canaan Mann's very dark thriller "The Fields," reports Variety.

According to Variety: Sam Worthington in talks to star in the thriller "The Fields," Ami Canaan Mann will direct and her father, Michael Mann will produce.

The screenplay, which is based on a true story, will have Worthington play a homicide detective from Texas investigating a strong of unsolved murders amidst the oil refineries in the state's southeast with the help of a peer from New York. Don Ferrarone, a former DEA agent, penned the script.

There have been a lot of Internet rumors about this film in the past, including Worthington’s involvement, and that Mann would act as director himself. Also a rumor recently circulated that Bradley Cooper was attached to star in the film.

With Worthington announced as the Texas cop, Cooper would presumably play the New York detective. Cooper's involvement isn't official by any means, but given Cooper’s elevated status since the success of “The Hangover,” I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up in “The Fields.”

Worthington seems to be the hottest commodity in Hollywood right now. Following the massive success of "Avatar," the actor will be seen on screens in "Clash of the Titans" this spring, and he's also attached to "Dracula Year Zero." Looks like it’s a good time to be Sam.

Filming kicks off in early April in Louisiana.

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