March 25, 2014
Avatar star Sam Worthington is set to star in and produce The Gallipoli Story, a four-hour miniseries for the pay TV company Foxtel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Gallipoli Story tells the tale of the tragic World War I battle fought on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. It is widely considered to be the war that secured and defined Australian nationhood. Worthington will play Phillip Schuler, an Australian journalist who was embedded in Gallipoli during the battle.
The four episodes are being directed by Michael Rymer and the series was written by Stuart Beattie, Shaun Grant, Cate Shortland and Jaquelin Perske. It is set to begin production in 2014 in South Australia.