Sam Worthington favourite to play Phantom

December 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Christian BaleNew York, Dec 19 (IANS) Little-known Australian actor Sam Worthington is the front-runner for the coveted role of Phantom in the forthcoming comic book movie adaptation “The Ghost Who Walks”. reports that Australian director Tim Boyle will direct the “The Ghost Who Walks” and he is keen to cast as much homegrown talent as possible. Boyle had worked with Worthington on low budget action movie “Fink” and is keen for the pair to reunite.

According to, the two have yet to discuss the role and Boyle has yet to learn from studio chiefs if he will also be allowed to direct the movie.

Worthington, 22, will next be seen in director McG’s Christian Bale-starring “Terminator: Salvation”.

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