Jan 22nd, 2012 » Filed In: Events & Premieres,Man On a Ledge » Comments Off

Sam attended the Cinema Society Screening of “Man on a Ledge” on January 19 and I’ve added photos to the gallery. Check them out below!

Jan 18th, 2012 » Filed In: Interviews,Man On a Ledge » Comments Off

Sam was on Jay Leno last night looking adorable in his tiny Hawaiian shirt! Check out the video and screencaptures below. I hope to have the video archive open soon so keep checking back!

Jan 18th, 2012 » Filed In: Interviews,Man On a Ledge » Comments Off

A smiling Sam Worthington ambles into a Beverly Hills hotel suite looking a little doughy for an Avatar action star. But he’s fine with the assessment.

“I don’t really like going to the gym,” the Australian actor admits. “Now I try to put that into my characters.”

Certainly, the 35-year-old has more choices after starring in James Cameron’s sci-fi blockbuster, Avatar, and the gods-and-monsters hit, Clash of the Titans. (The sequel, Wrath of the Titans, is set to open March 30.)

He hasn’t received an official start date for the next two Avatar pictures, so he’s forging ahead with his own career moves. And that brings us to Worthington’s lead role in Man on a Ledge, which opens Jan. 27.

The film, directed by Asger Leth, is a combination of heist picture, crime thriller and procedural. Worthington’s Nick Cassidy is an escaped convict and former New York police officer, who is hanging out on the 21st-floor ledge of Manhattan’s famous Roosevelt Hotel.

Threatening to jump, Cassidy has an ulterior motive, as he negotiates with an officer (Elizabeth Banks) at the scene. While she tries to talk him in, he’s trying to expose the corrupt cops who framed him for a diamond heist that sent him to prison.

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Jan 18th, 2012 » Filed In: Interviews,Wrath of the Titans » Comments Off

Total Film was on-set of Wrath Of The Titans, and we caught up with Perseus himself, Sam Worthington, to find out more about the swords and sandals and whopping great monsters epic.

Given the lukewarm response to Clash Of The Titans, audiences may need some convincing if they’re to go on another ride with Perseus.

But Wrath is set 10 years on, and Worthington’s convinced that the team have the story elements cracked this time around.

“It’s about a dysfunctional family,” he explains. “You’ve got a guy – a son – that doesn’t like his Dad. His real Dad. And his real Dad is having problems with his brothers. The son has his own son now, his own family and his own responsibility, and it’s about keeping the family together.

“That’s basically how we looked at it. Then you thrown in a shit-load of monsters and special effects and you should have a good movie.”

Worthington was also keen to emphasise the physical nature of Perseus’ struggle: “[Me and director Jonathan Liebesman] are both fans of movies where the hero is not only reluctant but can get beat up a lot more,” says the Avatar star.

“If you look at things like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, the main hero got his arse handed to him. And we went, ‘Even though Perseus is half-god, he’s also half-human, and if you keep knocking the hero down he struggles a lot more’. In the first one Perseus is a bit of a superhuman and he doesn’t seem to get hurt. In this one, he gets hurt all the time. That was something we strove for.”

Wrath Of The Titans
opens on 30 March 2012.

For more on Wrath Of The Titans, get the new issue of Total Film magazine, which hits newsstands on tomorrow.


Jan 18th, 2012 » Filed In: Man On a Ledge » Comments Off

Digital Spy has posted a clip of “Man on a Ledge” and I’ve posted it below for you guys to watch. Enjoy!

Jan 18th, 2012 » Filed In: Interviews » Comments Off

Sam is going to be a guest on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight at 11:35pm eastern time. Don’t forget to tune in or set your DVRs! I will try to have caps and clips up as soon as I can!

Jan 14th, 2012 » Filed In: Avatar 2,Thunder Road,Wrath of the Titans » Comments Off

The man on the phone is not the Sam Worthington we know from “Avatar” and “The Debt” — the strong, silent hero who wrestles with personal demons as he defies the odds to save the day. The Sam Worthington on the phone laughs, speaks candidly and dreams of starring in a film that has more punch lines than punches.

“I’ve always wanted to do a comedy with Christian Bale,” Worthington told The Huffington Post in candid interview. “That would be my ideal dream — a comedy with me, Christian Bale and Russell Crowe,” he said, proposing the three action heroes team up for a “Three Amigos”-style flick.

Worthington spoke to The Huffington Post as he readied for the release of two new movies, “Man on a Ledge” on January 27 and March’s “Wrath of the Titans.” But for an actor who’s done mainly action hero roles, Worthington is eager to stretch his repertoire to take in not only comedy but also more serious dramatic roles.

“I never get offered comedies,” the Australian actor said with a sigh. And it’s not for lack of trying, he said. “You put yourself out there, to say, ‘Look, I can be in this musical or I’d like to give this comedy or dance movie a try.'” It’s just a process of convincing producers “you’re not having a laugh at them and you’re legitimately curious and you’d like to expand your range and show a different side of yourself,” he said.

Yes, Worthington wants to appear in a dance movie. But until he gets his crack at a Fred Astaire-type role, he’s doing his best to bring a sense of authenticity to his serious films, be they small action dramas or blowout CGI-fueled blockbusters.

After appearing in 2011 as a Mossad agent in “The Debt” and a police officer in “Texas Killing Fields,” Worthington is venturing to the other side of the law, portraying a wrongly convicted ex-cop who goes to extremes to prove his innocence in “Man on a Ledge.” The film, with its long periods of stationary dialogue, much of it with co-star Elizabeth Banks, offered him a chance to explore the desperation of a man who has put it all on the line.

He applied that same attention to character, he said, in his reprisal of Perseus in “Wrath of the Titans,” the sequel to 2010’s critically maligned swords-and-sandals 3-D epic “Clash of the Titans.” The second film offered Worthington a chance at redemption, he said, and an opportunity to replace the Sam Worthington you think you know with the brutally honest Aussie on the phone.

“The first one I didn’t like,” Worthington said frankly. “I’m not playing a character. I’m playing a carbon-copy friggin’ conduit that just goes on an action spree,” he added. “It wasn’t what I wanted to bring, or I didn’t try as hard as I could. I don’t know what happened. I maybe freaked out,” he said. “And when I looked at it, I went, ‘I can do better.'”

“On this one, we got to craft and shape a better Perseus, a more rounded Perseus and actually get a bit more heart into it,” he said of “Wrath of the Titans.” “To get a second chance at that is quite a great opportunity.”

Worthington doesn’t have to be this honest. It would be easy enough to refer critics of “Clash” to its staggering worldwide gross of nearly half a billion dollars. But the way he sees it, he has a responsibility to his audience. “Essentially that’s who you’re making a movie for — Joe Blow who’s paying his 16 bucks and taking his whole family, his whole wages, to go [out] on a Friday night and have a good time.”

After the release of “Clash,” he tried to consume all the press written about the film, from feature articles to reviews and blog posts, regardless of whether they were positive. “I tried to read everything that was written about me,” he said.

Worthington is now wrapping up the surfer flick “Drift” and gearing up to co-star with Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler in an Iraq war film, “Thunder Run.” If he can bring the same level of brutal honesty to his upcoming films, perhaps he will will finally get that chance at comedy, too.


Jan 14th, 2012 » Filed In: Avatar 2 » Comments Off

Jan 14th, 2012 » Filed In: Thunder Road,Wrath of the Titans » Comments Off

A few years ago, Sam Worthington was a less globally-recognized name than his fellow Australians Yahoo Serious or Paul Hogan, but starring in the biggest movie of all-time for director James Cameron certainly changed that quite a bit.  After playing paraplegic Marine-turned-messianic-leader Jake Sully in 2009’s Avatar, Worthington quite suddenly found himself legitimized as a leading man on level rarely attained by actors of any stripe.

Since taking his first trip to Pandora, Worthington has appeared in a variety of projects, from starring as Perseus in the 3D remake Clash of the Titans to acting alongside Keira Knightley in the relationship drama Last Night and Jessica Chastain in the Mossad thriller The Debt.  His next film, Man on a Ledge, finds him playing the title character, a wrongly-accused criminal with an elaborate and risky plan to clear his name.  While promoting Man on a Ledge, Worthington sat down with international journalists for a roundtable interview during which he provided updates on some of his new projects, including Thunder Road, the Avatar sequels, and this year’s Wrath of the Titans.

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Jan 14th, 2012 » Filed In: Avatar 2 » Comments Off

Movie lovers will likely not see “Avatar 2″ hitting the theaters in the next two years. While the awaited film was originally expected to make its way out in 2014, producer Jon Landau revealed that the “Avatar” sequel may be pushed back until 2016.

According to Bleeding Cool, when attending the preview screening of several scenes from “Titanic” 3D on Wednesday, January 11, Landau stated that the “Avatar” sequel is still “four years away” from being released. Nonetheless, he promised that the forthcoming movie will showcase “advanced technology” that includes a higher rate of 3D camera system and the CG and performance capture.

Back in October 2010, 20th Century Fox announced to unleash “Avatar 2″ in December 2014 and “Avatar 3″ in December 2015. James Cameron has signed up to return to the director’s seat and has planned to film the two sequels back-to-back.

“Avatar” was released in 2009 and was named the highest grossing movie of all time. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, the film is set in a spectacular new world where Worthington’s Jake Sully embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery, as he leads a heroic war to save a civilization.


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