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Australia's Worthington scores lead role in Cameron's Avatar

Rising Australian star Sam Worthington has been cast in the lead role in the 3D action adventure Avatar, James Cameron's return to fiction film-making that begins shooting in April.Worthington, who won the Australian Film Institute's best lead actor award in 2004 for Somersault, will play an ex-marine who embarks on a deep space mission and ends up leading an alien race in a battle for survival.

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