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Sam Worthington Heading into Action with Schwarzenegger in 'Ten'

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July 23, 2012
Source: Variety

Sam Worthington

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.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments

1

Am I the only one who thinks Sam Worthington is a decent actor? Obviously not the best, but 'typical wooden mannequin' is harsh.

germss on Jul 23, 2012

2

Yeah, that may be a bit harsh, and yes, he's decent. But nothing really stands out about him. "bland and boring" I think is accurate.

grimjob on Jul 23, 2012

3

Alongside Arnie, he'll be like Brando.

Carpola on Jul 24, 2012

4

I lik him. But in Avatar and Clash... he hasn't really had the chance to show himself.

Ryderup on Jul 24, 2012

5

Who cares about who finds him boring and bland? Let me get you the inside scoop... all actors and actresses are "bland and boring" to someone somewhere... Haters are always going to hate.Most of the time it has to do with their own miserable lives . I am sure there are people out there who find Nolan and Bale "bland and boring " ; same with Spielberg, Tom Hanks and even my baby Amy Adams... Please when reporting, do not include them unless you agree with them. In that case, own the hate and soul not disguise under rhetorics Please when recording

Truth on Jul 24, 2012

6

Everyone does not want the money or exposure that being the new Hollywood leading may give, everyone has a different pace and path. Do not put some people expectations on him. Anyway more power to him regardless of what he does While we are at it, when are you going to start a petition on this site for the following: Best director: Christopher "His Highness " Nolan for TDKR ? They deliberately shunned him on Inception but the boy knew he was bringing more on his haters Can't wait for his next movie. In Nolan, we trust! Best actor: Christian Bale in TDKR He got the supporting actor recently, he deserves more and YOU reader knows that regardless of whether you are a hater or not. Best supporting actor: my baby Joseph Gordon Levitt Come on, see the movie trail: Inception, TDKR, Loopers and Lincoln... damn What are you waiting for? Start the petition now, thousands agree with me and on top it will give a boost to this website as free advertising Everyone does not want the money or exposure that being the new Hollywood leading may give, everyone has a different pace and path. Do not put some people expectations on him. Anyway more power to him regardless of what he does While we are at it, when are you going to start a petition on this site for the following: Best director: Christopher "His Highness " Nolan for TDKR ? They deliberately shunned him on Inception but the boy knew he was bringing more on his haters Can't wait for his next movie. In Nolan, we trust! Best actor: Christian Bale in TDKR He got the supporting actor recently, he deserves more and YOU reader knows that regardless of whether you are a hater or not. Best supporting actor: my baby Joseph Gordon Levitt Come on, see the movie trail: Inception, TDKR, Loopers and Lincoln... damn What are you waiting for? Start the petition now, thousands agree with me and on top it will give a boost to this website as free advertising

Truth on Jul 24, 2012

7

The Austrian Oak and The Aussie Block of Wood.

rennmaxbeta on Jul 25, 2012

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