New role for Sam: Semper Fi

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Brilliant news! Sam has been cast in another great film called Semper Fi a crime-thriller by director Henry-Alex Rubin.

Variety had the following to say about Sam’s upcoming role:

“Claflin will play a straight-laced cop who fills his downtime as a sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve alongside a close-knit team of lifelong friends. When his younger, reckless brother accidentally kills a man in a bar-room brawl and tries to flee town, Claflin’s character  stops him and forces him to face the music.

After being deployed to Iraq, he returns home to discover that his brother’s final court appeal has been rejected and resolves to save his brother by breaking him out of prison, no matter what the cost”

Production for  Semper Fi will start in Vancouver, Canada on July 5th. Doesn’t it sound fantastic? Yet another completely different role for Sam – we can’t wait!

For updates on filming keep an eye out on here and across our social media :)



Sam to star in “Journey’s End” (CONFIRMED)

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According to ScreenDaily, Sam is attached to star in the screen adaptation of Journey’s End, a World War I classic. We look forward to hearing more about this potential new project:

“Sam Claflin is attached to star as Captain Stanhope in the screen adaptation of R.C. Sheriff’s WWI classic play Journey’s End.

Set in the trenches over four days in 1918, Journey’s End follows a group of soldiers as they prepare for an enemy attack with new recruit Raleigh joining the company commanded by 20 year old Captain Stanhope, his former childhood friend and hero, who has changed almost beyond recognition following harrowing service at the front.

The film will be produced by Guy de Beaujeu and Simon Reade (Private Peaceful), from the latter’s screenplay adaptation.

UK sales outfit Metro International will be selling the project at the AFM and is understood to be in talks with an A-list director to shoot the film in the UK next year. The anticipated project has been mooted for a number of years but faced delays due to complications surrounding rights ownership.

[…] Claflin, whose currency continues to rise, recently shot Universal’s Snow White And The Huntsman sequel The Huntsman and is currently filming Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest Hour And A Half opposite Gemma Arterton”.

UPDATE – October 2016

Confirmation that Sam will begin shooting this film in Autumn 2016. We are so excited for this project – yet another exciting & challenging role for Sam!



Sam to star in ‘My Cousin Rachel’

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According to Variety, Sam is currently in negotiations to star alongside Rachel Weisz in the film adaptation of My Cousin Rachel. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Daphne Du Maurier and was originally released back in 1952 when it starred Richard Burton and Olivia De Havilland.

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Sam to star in ‘Robin Friday’
Our Sam is a busy boy! According to Deadline, Sam has signed on to star in Robin Friday, a biopic about the controversial 1970s English soccer legend who died at age 38. The film is based on the biography The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story, co-written by Paolo Hewitt, who also penned the screenplay was written by producer Julian Stone and Hewitt.
Filming is expected to start in the UK in the Autumn, and is being directed by Henry-Alex Rubin (Murderball, Disconnect) and produced by Mike Young, Julian Stone and Hewitt of RF Movie Productions Ltd. Developed with funding and support from Film Cymru Wales.
Exciting news! We look forward to seeing Sam take on yet another challenging and very different role!


Confirmation: Sam to star in ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’
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.
 
Synopis:
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!