Sam WorthingtonSam Worthington's star continues to rise with news that he'll star in the upcoming drama 'The Fields.' In it, the 'Avatar' hunk will play a homicide detective who is assigned to investigate a string of unsolved murders in the Texas bayous. Ami Canaan Mann will direct the film, with a script by Don Ferrarone. Meanwhile, Worthington is also rumored to play Dracula in the aptly titled 'Dracula: Year Zero.' [Hollywood Reporter]

More casting news after the jump. strong>Sam WorthingtonSam Worthington's star continues to rise with news that he'll star in the upcoming drama 'The Fields.' In it, the 'Avatar' hunk will play a homicide detective who is assigned to investigate a string of unsolved murders in the Texas bayous. Ami Canaan Mann will direct the film, with a script by Don Ferrarone. Meanwhile, Worthington is also rumored to play Dracula in the aptly titled 'Dracula: Year Zero.' [Hollywood Reporter]

Shailene WoodleyThe secret is out: Shailene Woodley, star of ABC Family's 'Secret Life of the American Teenager,' will play George Clooney's eldest daughter in 'The Descendants,' a new pic from Oscar winner Alexander Payne ('Sideways'). The film is based on the book by Kaui Hart Hemmings, and will follow a father who reconnects with his daughters following a family tragedy. [Variety]

Mary Elizabeth WinsteadMary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton have been cast in Universal's upcoming remake of 'The Thing.' Directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen, the film will revolve around a Ph.D. candidate (Winstead) whose team is attacked by a group of aliens in Antarctica. To stop the rampage, Winstead seeks help from a mercenary helicopter pilot, played by Egerton. Duo Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer will write the script. [Heat Vision]
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