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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. 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]