Melbourne (ANI): Australian actor Sam Worthington has been tipped to play the lead role in the latest movie of the Mad Max franchise. The Terminator Salvation star will reportedly share the screen with Charlize Theron in the Mad Max 4: Fury Road.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the project, to be shot in Sydney and Outback New South Wales (NSW), would see tens of millions of dollars pumped into the economy, creating more than 500 jobs, reports News.com.au.
Producer and director George Miller praised NSW for bagging the project, saying it would further put Sydney on the map. He said: "Hollywood has cut its production in half. Big movies like Fury Road and Happy Feet are rare and competitively sought after in all the filmmaking regions of the world.
"The production agreements have been a long time in the making and Premier Rees and his team has worked like Trojans to ensure this substantial investment comes into this country."Not only does it help fuel the local economy but it means many talented people get a chance to practise their craft and lift their skills."