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Worthington commits to 'American Crime'

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Worthington commits to 'American Crime'

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Sam Worthington will star in the big screen adaptation of Radical Publishing's upcoming comic The Last Days Of American Crime.

Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini's story involves new government technology that can remove criminal instincts in citizens. Avatar actor Worthington will play a safe cracker who gets involved in a heist just before the mind-control treatment is introduced.

Remender, who is adapting his comic for the screen, told Mania of the movie project: "It's really motivated by David Mamet's Heist film and James Ellroy's [novel] American Tabloid. Ellroy being an example of the kind of hard-boiled crime that has a sociopolitical backdrop and Heist a very well-thought out film that focuses on the heist itself."

Michael Schwarz and Barry Levine are attached to produce Last Days Of American Crime.

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