May 13, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Hailee Steinfeld is really mastering the art of the revenge thriller. The “True Grit” star will join Sam Worthington in yet another similarly themed tale, “For the Dogs”, according to Deadline.
Worthington plays an assassin who gets talked into helping a precocious teenager (Steinfeld) seek revenge on the criminals who murdered her parents and younger brother: “His guidance unleashes events that ultimately stoke her thirst for vengeance while he desperately seeks peace and absolution.” Phillip Noyce will direct.
Steinfeld’s also got “Three Days to Kill” and “Barely Lethal” in the same vein of assassin/revenge thrillers, and as one of our Faces to Watch in 2013, she’s got “Ender’s Game”, Carlo Carlei’s “Romeo and Juliet”, musical drama “Can a Song Save Your Life?” and romantic comedy “Hateship, friendship” awaiting release.
February 1, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Sam Worthington broke out in 2009′s huge box office hit “Avatar” but we haven’t seen much of the Australian actor since. Now Deadline reports that Worthington will star in an adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s novel “For The Dogs“.
An action-thriller to be directed by Philip Noyce, “For The Dogs” will star Worthington as Lucas, an ex-assassin turned bodyguard who sets out to protect a young girl, Ella, and help her exact revenge following the death of her family – who had hired Lucas to keep watch on Ella.
Worthington joined the A List in 2009 following the critical and commercial acclaim for James Cameron’s $237 million 3D smash, “Avatar”. He also starred in “Clash Of The Titans” and “Man On A Ledge” but neither performed particularly well critically nor at the box office. He went on to star in “Texas Killing Fields” and Australian surf flick “Drift“, and will next be seen in David Ayer’s “Ten”, also starring Mirelle Enos and Malin Akerman.