Sam Worthington Heading into Action with Schwarzenegger in 'Ten'
After bursting on the scene with Terminator Salvation and Avatar back in 2009, it looked like Sam Worthington was going to be the next big thing in Hollywood. Thankfully for those who find him a bland and boring actor, he never quite achieved the stardom the industry seemed so keen to give him. But we're always hopeful that people can improve, and Worthington's newest project should certainly allow him that opportunity. Variety reports that the Terminator Salvation actor is in talks to star opposite his digital Salvation co-star and original Terminator) Arnold Schwarzenegger in David Ayer's action thriller Ten.
Ten tells the story of an elite but crooked DEA unit who robs a cartel of millions of dollars during a tactical raid. The agents think they've pulled off the perfect crime until they start getting assassinated one by one. The script was written by A Good Day To Die Hard writer Skip Woods, who has a pretty spotty filmography as well. Ayer is still probably most famous for writing Training Day, but he's worked extensively in the action genre and even has End of Watch coming up before filming on Ten begins.
Schwarzenegger and Worthington will likely play members of the DEA team, but there's no official word yet on exactly what roles they'll have in the picture. Either way, this is a great career move for Worthington after some disappointing choices recently (Wrath of the Titans is just the tip of the iceberg), because even if he's his typical wooden mannequin self on the screen, he'll look like freaking Laurence Olivier in comparison to the former Governator, who turns 65-years old later this month, and may have lost his goofy 80's and 90's film charm since leaving the industry years ago. But hopefully this is the right mix of script, director, and cast can elicit great work from everyone involved.