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Sam Worthington Cast in Australian Indie Surfing Drama 'Drift'

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August 24, 2010
Source: The West Australian

Sam Worthington

A whole slew of projects have Sam Worthington attached to star in the coming years, but a new film will take him back to his stomping grounds of Western Australia. A newspaper down under, The West Australian (via The Playlist), reports Worthington will return home to star in Drift, a surfing-centric drama which will see the actor as a photographer and journalist instrumental in the evolution of surfing from a pastime to a global industry. Combine Worthington's passion for surfing with a return to his homeland, and maybe we'll actually get a decent, heartfelt performance out of him that he's yet to deliver in any of his other endeavors.

Worthington explains his interest in the project: "There's something pure and true about surfing, and there is something pure and true about this script." This is certainly one of the smallest films the actor will have done in recent times with a budget of only $11 million. The actor comments, "I'm a WA boy at heart and to go back there and put something back into my home town is something I am really looking forward to." The project is supposed to shoot in the fall (which in Australia is like spring in the United States) of next year to take advantage of some killer waves and maybe the Margaret River Pro surfing event. Sydney based director Morgan O'Neill and sports specialist Ben Nott will be helming the project together. Anyone interested?

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  • ben
    because every american actor gives such brilliant, deep perfomances, at all times. this ongoing debate is so boring ffs. this film may also be boring. hah.
  • Xerxex
    sounds good to me.
  • @ #1, ben, No one said that every American actor gives brilliant, deep performances at all times. But since Sam Worthington has yet to deliver one of those (his being Australian has nothing to do with that), that's why I'm anxious for him to display some real talent.
  • trey m
    Sam in the man right now
  • Xerxex
    Anderton I'm sure since he will be able to use his accent and not try to cover it up he'll show more range.
  • Icefilm
    I think this is exactly what Sam Worthington needs in his career. Although I enjoyed him in AVATAR, I thought his performances in TERMINATOR: SALVATION and CLASH OF THE TITANS were bland at best. I think this project will give the young actor some room to explore and expand on his talent. I'm actually looking forward to this!
  • Jean
    Are there any auditions for this, for extras?
  • Clover
    ...Lame
  • Shirra
    How would someone go about auditioning a song for the movie?
  • Amy Jaye
    hey man, i heard that they are looking for extras for this movie? i am a young blonde girl who loves the ocean and i am a local. would do anything for a role :) please let me know.
  • Blonde
    if you need a hairdresser for the film im the girl for the role you guys say the word and i be there =)

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