Sam Worthington: What's Next for the Australian Actor

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Sam Worthington

With “The Debt” and “Texas Killing Fields” opening in theaters, the “Avatar” star is keeping busy with numerous projects.

Sam Worthington has several films on the docket after starring in several films last year, including Clash of the Titans and Last Night. But it was 2009's blockbuster Avatar that catapulted him to notoreity.

With several films set to make screen at festivals and be released in theaters for moviegoers, what is next for the Australian actor? One of his upcoming projects is the drama-thriller The Debt, co-starring Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain.

The Debt, a remake of the 2007 Israeli film of the same name, premiered at last year's Toronto Film Festival and was originally set to be in theaters by the end of 2010, but its opening was pushed to the following year. Worthington stars as a young David, who is a former Mossad agent. The Debt was directed by John Madden and written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Staughan.

Worthington reunites again with Chastain in crime drama Texas Killing Fields, loosely based on a real-life events about women who were murdered and dumped in a field in Southern Texas. Worthington stars as one of the two detectives, alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film is set to be released Oct. 17 after playing at the Venice Film Festival in September.

Man on a Ledge, an upcoming thriller directed by Asger Leth, is next up -- set to be released in 2012. The plot centers on a fugitive who fakes a suicide while his brother carries out a big heist. Worthington plays Nick in the Pablo Fenjves-penned feature, which co-stars Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell and Ed Harris.

The sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans follows with Worthington reprising his role as Perseus. The film slated for an early 2012 release.

Worthington isn't stopping. Earlier this year, it was announced that the Avatar star would star in surfing film Drift, set in the southwestern portion of Australia. Set in 1972, Drift centers on the Fisher brothers as they start a new life in a remote Australian town.

Correction: The original version of the story incorrectly stated that The Debt was written by Assaf Bernstein and Ido Rosenblum, with Bernstein directing.