Worthington Replaces Cruise On “Tourist”

Rising Aussie thesp Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation,” “Avatar”) is replacing Tom Cruise in the lead role of the thriller remake “The Tourist” for Spyglass Entertainment and Canal Plus says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the 2005 French spy thriller, the remake follws an American tourist manipulated by a female Interpol agent in Europe. Charlize Theron remains attached to play the agent.

Bharat Nalluri (“Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day”) is directing from a screenplay by Julian Fellowes and Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Shooting is scheduled to begin in January.