Sam Worthington is The Candidate


Sam Worthington will star in Summit Entertainment’s remake of Danish thriller The Candidate, with Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen producing through their Temple Hill Entertainment (Twilight), reports Variety.

Beau Willimon will write the adaptation, which follows an aspiring lawyer who wakes up in a hotel room with scant memories of the woman he met the night before, only to discover she’s dead in the bathroom — and he’s about to be blackmailed for her murder. As he fights to clear his name, he uncovers a conspiracy that leads back to his own father’s mysterious death.

Peter Bose and Jonas Allen of Miso Film will executive produce.

Worthington, who starred in Terminator Salvation this summer, can next be seen in Avatar, Last Night and Clash of the Titans.