Vengeance is a dish best served cold, is the old trope. Just as heavily said, so is the criminal with the heart of gold. Combing the two will be the independent feature “For the Dogs,” now starring a popular actor.
Sam Worthington will now star in the aforementioned action-thriller. The movie is based on Kevin Wignall’s novel of an assassin who becomes sympathetic to a college girl’s quest for revenge. One in which she will repay the murders of her parents and younger brother. Worthington last appeared in “Wrath of the Titans,” and is most famously known for participating in the blockbuster “Avatar,” as well as possibly acting in its sequel.
The creative process will be backed by writers Oren Moverman and Paul Leyden. Leyden having created the adaptation, has written the screenplay for “The Factory,” and recently, completed his directorial debut, “Come Back to Me.” Moverman has provided screenplays for Bob Dylan’s biographical “I’m Not There” and “The Messenger.”
Behind the lens is director Phillip Noyce. His works include two Harrison Ford movies, “Patriot Games,” and “Clear and Present Danger.” His last theatrical work was “Salt” featuring Angelina Jolie.