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Malin Akerman Joins 'Breacher'; 'Twilight' Actor Xavier Samuel Feels 'Plush' & 'Catching Fire' Adds Two More

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 9, 2012 4:23 PM
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First, recently renamed Arnold Schwarzenegger project “Breacher” (formerly “Ten”) – which will see the muscleman joined by writer-director David Ayer and co-stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Dawn Olivieri – has found a way to inject some more estrogen into the project in the form of actress Malin Akerman (“Watchmen,” “Wanderlust”). Akerman is currently in negotiations to join this hard-boiled crime iteration of mystery writer Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians,” with the film set to follow the tale of an elite DEA task force who rob an underground drug cartel while operating under the guise of a warranted raid. They think they’re in the clear, until they all start being bumped off one-by-one. Akerman will lend her acting chops to the DEA team in Ayer’s latest cop drama/thriller picture.

First Look At Sam Worthington & Xavier Samuel In Australian Surfing Action-Drama 'Drift'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 10, 2012 9:56 AM
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The surfing world hasn't seen much love since Kathryn Bigelow's "Point Break," with most pics since then merely excuses to get good-looking actors in swimsuits. There does seem to be one film on the horizon that aims to be different though, the surfing-based action-drama "Drift" starring Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard. A handful of images from the film have arrived, and while there may not be much skin, there is a lot of Worthington hair.

Naomi Watts & Robin Wright Are 'The Grandmothers' In Anne Fontaine's Doris Lessing Adaptation

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2011 3:11 AM
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'Animal Kingdom' Star James Frecheville & Xavier Samuel From 'Twilight: Eclipse' Also On Board After a long career as an actress and director, French helmer Anne Fontaine had something of an international breakout with her last film, "Coco Before Chanel." The film, a biopic of the legendary fashion designer starring Audrey Tautou, proved to be critically acclaimed, garnering six Cesar nominations, four BAFTA nods and a place on the shortlist for Best Costume Design at the Oscars, and is one of the most successful French pictures of recent years, taking an impressive $43 million worldwide. As such, Fontaine is a hot property, and news has emerged that she's set to make her English-language debut with a pretty impressive cast.

'Twilight' Star Xavier Samuel Joins Sam Worthington In Surfing Drama 'Drift'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 19, 2011 2:49 AM
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After a break out role as villain Riley in the 'Twilight' franchise, rising thespian Xavier Samuel is looking to establish himself: he already has a leading role in Roland Emmerich's period-conspiracy-drama "Anonymous" in the works but has now also joined the cast of Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott's Australian '70's surfing drama "Drift."

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