Worthington Replaces Tom Cruise in ‘The Tourist’

Aug 3rd, 2009

Premiere Of Warner Bros. Terminator Salvation - ArrivalsSam Worthington will be replacing Tom Cruise on Spyglass Entertainment’s thriller remake, “The Tourist,” reports THR.

The in-demand Aussie who starred in McG’s “Terminator Salvation” will be joining Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, on the remake of the 2005 French spy thriller the centers on an American tourist manipulated by a female Interpol agent in Europe.

Cruise had been considering joining the cast for nearly a year until he finally passed on the project for the untitled James Mangold project at Fox.

Bharat Nalluri (“Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day”) will be directing the script penned by Julian Fellowes and Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

Worthington next stars in the highly anticipated James Cameron flick “Avatar,” which Fox will release in December.

Theron’s next endeavors are Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut, “The Burning Plain,” which is due for release in September, and the Cormac McCarthy adaptation “The Road,” in theaters in October.

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