Exciting news! According to Variety
, Sam will star alongside Gemma Arterton & Bill Nighy in British wartime romantic comedy Their Finest Hour and a Half which will be directed by The Riot Club director Lone Scherfig. It is adapted from the 2009 novel of the same name by author Lissa Evans.
A romantic comedy with a difference set in the early 1940s, the film combines the quick-fire repartee of a screwball battle of the sexes infused with the reality of filmmaking under threat of invasion and London in the Blitz. It is described as “a witty, warm-hearted and moving portrayal of a young woman screenwriter finding her way in matters of life, death and the heart.”
According to the article, filming will start in late Summer 2015 and the project will be developed by BBC Films.
This sounds like another wonderful role for Sam & yet another genre for him to tackle! We are sure he will be wonderful. Keep checking back for more news on his role in the film as and when we get it!
Tom Nabarro posted this lovely photo of himself with Sam & Emilia Clarke on the set of ‘Me Before You’ at Pinewood Studios.
Yes, it’s that time already! The year is passing so quickly & our dear Sam’s birthday is fast approaching! And this year, along with our usual video message to Sam (article about that to follow a little nearer the time) we are looking to create a scrapbook with lots of happy birthday messages for our fave guy as he turns 29!
Obviously as it is a scrapbook which will need to be sent in the post we need to start planning it a little sooner than usual. And we want to fit in as many of your lovely messages as possible! So here are a few tips to follow when you are sending in your messages:
Sam really appreciates his birthday messages & has tweeted his thanks for the birthday project each year. Lets try & make this the best one yet!
Sam is featured in a great photoshoot for GQ Style entitled ‘Color Inside The Lines’. Alongside some absolutely gorgeous shots by photographer David Burton, there is a little interview with our fave guy in which he discusses his role as Alistair Ryle in The Riot Club:
Perhaps no demographic has benefited more from the rise of teen-movie franchises than young Brits. Twilight’s Robert Pattinson, Theo James of Divergent, the Hemsworth brothers (Aussie, but same deal). The latest in the invasion is Sam Claflin, best known to American audiences as Finnick Odair from the last couple of Hunger Games. When we meet Finnick in the second film, he looks like a SoCal bro who “forgot” to put on a shirt. In the latest, the third, Mockingjay, Part I (try to keep up), he’s in gulag grays and suffering PTSD but somehow no less winning.
Claflin, who got into acting at 16 after giving up his dreams of soccer, says that after The Hunger Games he was eager to play something other than a hunk with a trident. In this spring’s The Riot Club, a satire about a fictitious dining club at Oxford, he’s a one-percenter who gets to unironically scream lines like “I am sick to fucking death of poor people!” and throw his champagne glass at the wall. Despite the regal jawline and tousled locks, Claflin himself grew up working- class. What he found most surprising about these societies wasn’t simply how money can buy you out of anything, but also how thuggish these groups of supposed gentlemen can be. There’s a moment in the film when someone insinuates that they’re acting no better than schoolkids with bricks. “My character takes huge offense because We’re gentlemen, we’ve got money—we’re not thugs. But it’s basically just gang culture in the upper class.” The Hunger Games also treads in class warfare, though the chief concern playing Finnick, Claflin admits, was that “I was never sure whether to leave underwear on or take underwear off in the tanning bed.” We didn’t notice any tanlines.—Sarah Goldstein
Check out all the gorgeous shots (including two stunning outtakes
!) below. We think he looks incredible – don’t you agree?