Fuqua’s sub drama eyeing Sam Worthington.

Variety is reporting that ‘Avatar’ star Sam Worthington is negotiations to join Gerard Butler (‘Machine Gun Preacher’) for the submarine drama ‘Hunter Killer.’

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and penned by Jamie Moss, John Kolvenbach and Arne Schmidt, the story follows an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL team to rescue Russia’s president, who’s taken prisoner during a military coup. The two sides team to stop a rogue Russian general from igniting World War III.

Butler would be playing Capt. Joe Glass, the commander of the submarine, while Worthington is up for the role of Bill Beaman, the leader of a special Navy SEAL unit called the Dev Group.