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Sam Claflin Joins Shailene Woodley’s ‘ADRIFT’

May 24, 2017

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Sam Claflin is in negotiations to join Shailene Woodley in the upcoming survival film ADRIFT from STX Entertainment.

To be directed by Baltasar Kormakur, and 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 lead. Kormakur directs from a script by Aaron and Jordan Kandell. Miles Teller was originally eying the role, but due to schedule conflicts he passed.

Production is likely to begin this summer.

Claflin is known for working on the final three Hunger Games film, Me Before You with Emilia Clarke, Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He’s also appeared on TV in the mini-series White Heat and The Pillars of the Earth and Amy Human Heart.

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