Sam Claflin is in negotiations to co-star with Rachel Weisz in Fox Searchlight’s “My Cousin Rachel,” an adaptation of the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel.
The dark romance revolves around Philip, played by Claflin, a young orphan, who believes his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel, played by Weisz, may have been responsible for the murder of his beloved guardian Ambrose, also a cousin of theirs. As Philip plots his revenge, his feelings become complicated as he falls under Rachel’s beguiling spell.
The book, originally published in 1951, was previously adapted into a film starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton and directed by Henry Koster. This version will be helmed by Roger Michell, who will also adapt the script.
After breaking onto the scene opposite Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Claflin gained notoriety when he landed the role of Finnick in “The Hunger Games” franchise, which quickly lead to more studios eyeing the thesp for more leading-man roles.
Besides “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” bowing this November, Clafflin also reprises his role in “The Huntsman” opposite Chris Hemsworth as well as starring opposite Emilia Clarke in MGM’s “Me Before You,” both of which bow in the summer frame.
Claflin is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group.
Last night, Sam presented the “Woman Of The Year” award to his “Me Before You” co-star, Emilia Clarke. You can view Sam’s presentation and Emilia’s speech below.
Sam attended the GQ Men Of The Year Awards at The Royal Opera House tonight in London, England. I have started adding the first high quality from the awards to the gallery. I will continue to add more photos tonight and tomorrow!
Public Appearances > 2015 > SEP 08: GQ Men Of The Year Awards (Arrivals)
Public Appearances > 2015 > SEP 08: GQ Men Of The Year Awards (Inside Ceremony)
Sam posed for Urban Active part of Men’s Health UK Magazine. The gallery has been updated with a few outtakes from the shoot, check them out!
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2015 > Men’s Health UK
I have added a new production of still of Sam in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” to the gallery. Lionsgate has also released a new banner on the official movie site which you can check out in our gallery!
— Sam Claflin (@samclaflin) September 3, 2015
Sam posted a picture on his instagram yesterday along with a note stating that filming has begun for “Their Finest Hour and a Half”. The movie is directed by Lone Scherfig who had previously worked with Sam on “The Riot Club” and he will be starring with Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy.
The film is described as “a romantic comedy with a difference set in the early 1940s” and a “portrayal of a young woman screenwriter finding her way in matters of life, death and the heart.” Read the official synopsis below and get excited! We will post more information (and pictures hopefully, lots of it) as soon as they become available so keep checking back.
HANWAYFILMS.COM – With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films that need “a woman’s touch”. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime.
With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.
The official trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 2” has been released! Check it out below!
I have added high quality photos of Sam attending the Years & Years VIP Album Launch Party In Association With ASOS on July 8th to the gallery!
Public Appearances > 2015 > JUL 08: Years & Years VIP Album Launch Party In Association With ASOS
A character poster of Sam as Finnick Odair for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” has been released! Check it out in the gallery!
Film Productions > The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) > Posters