Los Angeles, CA (February xx, 2020) – Blue Fox Entertainment announced today that that multiple award-winning Australian actor Sam Worthington will be starring in “CounterPlay” (formerly known as “Escape”), the first international film produced by newly established MAM Media (Pte.) Ltd. in association with BlackOps Studios Asia, Inc.
Worthington is best known for his iconic leading role in the global box office phenomenon AVATAR franchise, as well as starring roles in Terminator Salvation, Clash of the Titans and the sequel Wrath of the Titans, and in the acclaimed films Everest and Hacksaw Ridge.
Blue Fox Entertainment is handling international sales for the film, and will introduce the project to buyers at EFM.
CounterPlay is an international suspense thriller to be filmed in The Philippines, with Worthington playing the lead role of John Craig, a retired K&R specialist (Kidnap & Ransom Hostage Negotiator) who comes out of retirement to take on one last job. The daunting task is to help a young man, played by up and coming actor/ musician, Alex Diaz, who has been wrongly accused of trafficking drugs, to escape and return to his home and family in Australia.
Counterplay is scheduled to begin shooting in AUGUST, 2020, in Manila, The Philippines. The film will be directed by Pedring Lopez, the hot Philippine director best known Internationally for his recent successful action film, “Maria”, which was acquired by Netflix, and has been a hit with both critics and audiences worldwide.
Said James Huntsman of Blue Fox, “This is a great character-driven action thriller, with an iconic lead role that is perfect for Sam Worthington, and we’re very excited to be working with a great team of filmmakers on this project.”
The team producing “CounterPlay”, is led by Scott Rosenfelt, along with Michael McDermott of MAM Media (Pte.) Ltd. Andy Green of Fusion Pictures will be serving as Executive Producer
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