Sam Worthington may go to war with Chris Pine (in something other than your best dream)
Image Credit: Ray Tamarra/Getty ImagesIf Vulture’s intel is correct, Sam Worthington has a difficult decision to make. So let’s help him with a PopWatch poll. Word is, the Avatar star has been offered a role in the long bandied about Fox film This Means War opposite Star Trek’s Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon. He and Pine would play “best friends and veteran spies who wage black-ops warfare on each other when they both fall for the same girl.” Worthington has also reportedly been offered a role in Summit’s Man on a Ledge, in which he would star as “an ex-cop threatening to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop; unbeknownst to the police psychologists brought in to talk him down, the ‘suicide attempt’ is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever attempted.” If he accepts the latter, Fox might have to move on to another actor (i.e. Colin Farrell).
Assuming he does have to choose between them, which movie would you tell Worthington to sign on for? His name has been attached to a series of heavy films — The Fields, The Candidate, The Last Days of American Crime, Dracula: Year Zero — so even though the plot of Man on a Ledge sounds more interesting, I’d vote This Means War. He needs to show, in something other than talk show interviews, that he can loosen up and have fun. I think his rough exterior would be a good contrast to Pine’s smooth one. And that movie poster would be really, really hot.