'Avatar' star Sam Worthington, currently hard at work filming the sequel to 'Clash of the Titans,' is set to star in director F. Gary Gray's ('The Italian Job') take on the graphic novel 'The Last Days of American Crime.'

Worthington will star as a career criminal forced to put together one last big heist before the government implements a form of legal mind control that makes it impossible for citizens to violate the law. The actor will also serve as an executive producer on the project, which will be shopped at the Cannes Film Festival next week. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Stanley Tucci is the latest star to join the massive cast of 'The Hunger Games,' director Gary Ross's big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling young-adult novel about a 16-year-old girl who competes in a survival contest orchestrated by a powerful, post-apocalyptic government. 'Winter's Bone' Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss, with a cast that also includes Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Wes Bentley. (Deadline)



Nicole Kidman
is in talks to star in the low-budget supernatural thriller 'Spectre' for 'Insidious' director James Wan. Kidman's Blossom Films is co-producing the $10-million-budgeted spookfest with Overnight Productions. (Variety)




Hilary Duff
may be out as Bonnie Parker in the upcoming 'The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.' Or maybe not. It depends on who you ask. The film's casting director issued a statement saying that Duff would no longer be starring in the film. However, director Tonya Holly insists she still wants the actress for the role and is working with Duff to overcome scheduling conflicts. (TMZ)