Sam Worthington's name is synonymous with Avatar, and after having recently done another action flick (Clash of the Titans), he hasn't really proved himself as a dramatic actor. That could all change with his film The Debt, a thriller half set in present day and half in flashback. Worthington plays David, one of three Israeli Mossad agents in the flashback period who have been sent to hunt a Nazi war criminal. The real evidence that Worthington is amping up his acting resume is the support here: his costars are Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson, and the director is John Madden, of Shakespeare in Love.
The subject matter is understandably intense, and the trailer offers equal parts heart-pounding sequences and emotional heft. I can't wait to see if Worthington can hold his own — or if he's drowned out by the rest of the cast. Watch the preview and form your own opinion when you read more.