Sam Worthington Confirmed for Murder Mystery 'The Fields'
by Ethan Anderton
February 7, 2010
Last November, we heard a rumor regarding the casting of Bradley Cooper and Sam Worthington in The Texas Killing Fields, a film being directed by Ami Canaan Mann (Michael Mann's daughter). Well, two out of three ain't bad as THR confirms that Ms. Mann will indeed be directing the thriller now simply titled The Fields, with Worthington playing a Texas homicide detective who joins with a New York detective to investigate unsolved murders in the Texas bayous. No word on who will play the other detective, so there's a chance that Cooper could still be in the cards, but at this point, Worthington is the only one officially cast.
Written by producer Don Ferrarone (a former DEA operations agent) the script was once considered to be one of Danny Boyle's potential projects after winning the Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire. Boyle had said the script was so dark that "you'd have to have half a dozen super megastars for a studio to even consider making it." So it sounds like they've taken the first step, since Worthington seems to be the "it" actor of the moment. Though I'm not entirely thrilled with Worthington's involvement, the story sounds super creepy as it's based on a real-life series of unsolved murders in a stretch of bayous where as many as 70 bodies have turned up over the past 30 years. Sounds like we've got another Zodiac kind of mystery on our hands here.