Sam Worthington to Star in Philip Noyce’s Thriller FOR THE DOGS

     January 30, 2013


Sam Worthington is lining up another thriller.  THR reports that Worthington is set to star in the action-thriller For the Dogs, based on the Kevin Wignall novel of the same name.  Philip Noyce (Salt) is onboard to direct the film, which centers on a solitary assassin who helps a young college girl seek revenge for the murder of her parents and brother.  The script will be written by Oren Moverman (Rampart), and the project is currently being shopped to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.  Worthington will produce alongside Anthony Rhulen and Navid McIlhargey from FilmEngine Entertainment, Josh Schwarz and Michael Schwarz from Full Clip Productions, and Paul Leyden.  Hit the jump to read a synopsis for the book.

for-the-dogs-book-coverHere’s a synopsis for 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. [Amazon]

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