Sam Claflin to set sail with Shailene Woodley in Adrift
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Sam Claflin is in talks to join Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars) in the upcoming survival film Adrift from STX Entertainment, according to Variety. The film is set to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Everest) and is based on the true story of Tami Oldham, who was knocked unconscious during a sailing trip with her fiancé Richard Sharp during the largest hurricane in the history of the Pacific Ocean. She has to save them both with no way to communicate or navigate. The story reportedly looks back on their relationship as she attempts to save them on the 1,500 mile trip to Hawaii.
Woodley and Claflin will play the lead roles. The script was written by Aaron and Jordan Kandell (Disney’s Moana). Adrift would likely begin shooting this summer. Miles Teller was originally set for the role but had to pass due to scheduling conflicts.
Claflin is known for his work in films like the final three Hunger Games films, Me Before You with Emilia Clarke, Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He’s appeared in the TV miniseries White Heat and the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth. He played a role in the TV series Any Human Heart.
Woodley is known for her work in the Divergent series of films. She played the lead in the young adult drama The Fault In Our Stars, and appeared in The Descendants. She played a role in the series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and is currently starring in the HBO drama Big Little Lies.
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