Sam Worthington has apparently been offered a starring role in the action/romantic comedy “This Means War” for 20th Century Fox reports Vulture.
Picked up a decade ago, Tim Dowling (“Role Models,” “Midnight Run 2”) is currently re-writing the script which follows two best friends and veteran spies who fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon) who has moved into their spare room. They end up fighting for her affections using their black-ops warfare tactics, a fight which literally demolishes much of New York City along the way.
Chris Pine is already signed on to play one of the leads. Both roles have seen numerous talent attached or offered roles at one point or another including Seth Rogen, Bradley Cooper, James Franco, Martin Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon.
If Worthington does sign on, he’ll be re-teaming with his “Terminator Salvation” director McG who is slated to helm the film which the studio wants to get moving on quickly. Will Smith and James Lassiter will produce.
Worthington however is also said to considering the action feature “Man on a Ledge” for Summit Entertainment, and if he takes it apparently Colin Farrell is being considered as a potential back-up possibility. Either way I’m happy, love ’em both.