Sam Worthington will star in Brad Anderson’s new film for Netflix.
The untitled movie follows a man who must find his courage and hold onto his sanity when his wife and daughter disappear in the middle of an ER visit.
Anderson is best known for The Machinist, but has also helmed The Call, starring Halle Berry, and Beirut, staring Jon Hamm. His new film is written by Alan B. McElroy, who is no stranger t suspense, having penned such titles as Halloween 4, Spawn and Wrong Turn. Paul Schiff, Neal Edelstein and Mike Macari producing the movie.
Worthington, meanwhile, remains most well-known for James Cameron’s Avatar, but has since appeared in Hacksaw Ridge and Manhunt: Unabomber. With filming currently underway for the many sequels to Avatar, with Worthington reprising his lead role, the Brad Anderson project will come as a relief to fans of the actor that he won’t be tied up with the franchise forever: the film is expected to be released by Netflix in 2019.