Sam Worthington Boards a Board for Aussie Surf Action in ‘Drift’

By  · Published on March 16th, 2011

No, it’s not the case that American audiences have become so tired of Sam Worthington’s non-acting that they’ve shipped him back to Australia for a full refund. It seems he’s going of his own accord and will surely be back. Plus, shame on you for asking an action star to act. It’s disgraceful.

What’s not disgraceful is Worthington signing up for Drift (according to Variety), a surfing-based (and character-based) drama. Producer Fiona Cameron evoked the name of Point Break, but gave little in the way of details beyond it having action action and gnarly wave shredding action all in one movie.

April sees the release of Soul Surfer, a movie about a young girl who loses an arm to a shark attack while surfing, so it seems as if the sport lorded over by Laird Hamilton is having a bit of a renaissance. We will continue to ignore Surfer, Dude as part of that renaissance or as a movie in general.

On Drift, it’ll be good to see Worthington in another action movie, especially if it turns out that he can act in his native accent.

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