Worthington, Dance Hitch With “Riders”

Sam Worthington, Charles Dance and Timothy Spall are set to star in a film adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel “The Riders” for Stealth Media Group says Moviehole.

Worthington plays an Aussie expat who “prepares to start a new life with his wife Jennifer and young daughter Bille in Ireland. His life is blown apart when he goes to the airport to meet his family, but finds only Billie and no message from his missing wife.

With Billie in tow, he travels to Korcula and Paris in search of Jennifer: beginning a journey of self discovery that will alter the course of his life in ways he could never have envisaged.”

Robert Connolly (“The Slap,” “The Bank”) is helming the Australian/UK co-production. Shooting will kick off next year in France and along the Dalmatian Coast.