The film, titled CounterPlay, is set to be an action thriller where Sam will play a retired hostage negotiator who helps Alex’s character, who has been wrongly accused as a drug trafficker, escape and return home to his family in Australia.
the film sees the Avatar star play John Craig, a retired kidnap and ransom hostage negotiator who comes out of retirement to take on one last job. The daunting task is to help a young man, played by up-and-coming actor/musician Alex Diaz, who has been wrongly accused of trafficking drugs.
“This is a great character-driven action thriller, with an iconic lead role that is perfect for Sam Worthington, and we’re very excited to be working with a great team of filmmakers on this project,”
The team producing Counterplay is led by Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone, Mystic Pizza), along with Michael McDermott of MAM Media. Andy Green of Fusion Pictures will be serving as executive producer.