Sam Worthington Elects A “Candidate”

Rising Aussie thesp and all round spunk rat Sam Worthington (“Avatar,” “Terminator Salvation”) is attached to star and possibly produce a remake of the 2008 Danish thriller “The Candidate” for Summit Entertainment says the trades.

Stefan Jaworski penned the original’s script which follows a defense attorney goes on the hunt for a group of blackmailers when he is suddenly accused of murdering a woman he picked up the night before and now lies dead in a hotel bathroom. The mystery ends up tying back into the suspicious death of the lawyer’s father.

Beau Willimon (TV’s “The Jury”) has been hired to write the remake. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing.