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Published On: Thu, Jan 31st, 2013

‘Avatar’ star Sam Worthington set to star in adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s novel ‘For the Dogs’

Sam Worthington has been signed on for the new action-thriller “For the Dogs,” directed by Phillip Noyce.

Deadline reports that the film, written by The Messenger writer Oren Moverman, based on the novel by Kevin Wignall.

“For The Dogs” is about an assassin who agrees to help a college girl exact revenge on the murderers of her parents and younger brother.

Worthington is still attached to star in a sequel or two for “Avatar,” the highest grossing film of all-time. He also led the all-star cast in “Clash of the Titans” and the 2012 sequel “Wrath of the Titans.”

For the Dogs Kevin Wignall novel cover

Summary of “For the Dogs”:

Ella is young, bereaved, and in danger.

Lucas is ruthless, brutal, and cold.
Think again.
Ella is bitter, determined, and dangerous. Lucas is vulnerable and lovelorn.
Ella Hatto is on vacation in Italy with her boyfriend. It’s a beautiful summer evening in a small Tuscan town, and her life is all about the things she doesn’t know.

She doesn’t know her family is dead.

She doesn’t know she’s being watched, or that she’s in danger. She doesn’t know how rich she is or the murky truth of where that money came from. She doesn’t know that a man is about to cross the street, ending her old life forever.
When Lucas, a retired contract killer, agrees to help her avenge her family’s death, Ella is drawn into a world she cannot control, a world from which Lucas wants only to escape.
For the Dogs is a stunning thriller in which avenging the past becomes a deadly business that never ends.

 

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