Sam Worthington to join Discovery drama ‘Manifesto’

Cast member Sam Worthington attends a news conference of 'Clash of the Titans' in Tokyo April 7, 2010. — Reuters pic
Cast member Sam Worthington attends a news conference of 'Clash of the Titans' in Tokyo April 7, 2010. — Reuters pic

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2 — Avatar star Sam Worthington is set to star in Discovery’s upcoming drama Manifesto reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor will star opposite Paul Bettany in the eight-episode series, which is being co-produced by Kevin Spacey.

The drama will tell the story of how the FBI captured Ted Kaczynski, to be played by Bettany, one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world.

Worthington will play FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, one of the most decorated profilers in the history of the bureau, whose radical approach to intelligence brought Kaczynski to justice.

Known for his leading role in Avatar, Worthington can currently be seen in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge. Manifesto will be the actor’s first major leading US TV role.

A premiere date for Manifesto has not yet been set. — AFP-Relaxnews

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