Jul 12, 2024Posted by Jasper

Sam Claflin to Star in ‘Barbaric’ Series

Netflix is developing Barbaric, a TV series adaptation of the best-selling Vault comic, sources tell Deadline. Sam Claflin (Daisy Jones & the Six, Peaky Blinders) is set to star and executive produce and Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men franchises) is attached to star in the project, from A+E Studios and Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein’s studio-based 100% Productions.

Written by Turner, with Michael Bay in talks to direct, Barbaric is described as Deadpool meets Game of Thrones for the way it mashes gonzo violence and humor, sources said. Set in a Medieval fantasy world, the series chronicles the journey of Owen (Claflin) – a barbarian cursed to do the right thing – and his talking (and horny) axe (voiced by Stewart) as they unite to take on a great evil.

Turner and Klein executive produce through their newly renamed 100% Productions. F.J. DeSanto and Damian Wassel executive produce for Vault Comics; Claflin, Luke Carroll and Michael Stevenson for Cusp Films; along with Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson for A+E Studios.

Reps for Netflix and A+E Studios declined comment.

Published in 2021 to strong reviews, the Barbaric comic is from co-creator and writer Michael Moreci and co-creator and artist Nathan Gooden. If the adaptation goes forward, it would mark Bay’s TV directing debut.

Known for his roles in Daisy Jones & The Six, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, the Hunger Games franchise and Peaky Blinders, Claflin will next be seen as the lead of the latest The Count of Monte Cristo series adaptation.

Stewart is coming off reprising his signature Star Trek role in the Star Trek: Picard series.


Jul 09, 2024Posted by Jasper

Gallery Update: 2023 & 2024 Events

Sorry for falling behind on the updates! As promised, our gallery has finally been updated with high-quality photos of Sam attending various events from 2023 and 2024!

Jun 27, 2024Posted by Emily

Happy 38th Birthday Sam!

Sam is celebrating his 38th birthday today, and we would like to wish him a very happy birthday! We hope you have an amazing day celebrating with all of your family and friends! We are wishing you another great year full of success, good health, and happiness!

To celebrate this year at The Claflin Place, I have added the rest of the outtakes from a photoshoot Sam did a few years ago. Enjoy!! I also want to apologize for the lack of updates on the site. But we are working on getting the site caught up and all the past events should be up very soon! Thanks for sticking around all these years!

May 10, 2024Posted by Emily

Sam Claflin To Star In WWII Action-Thriller ‘Perdition’

DEADLINE – Sam Claflin and Rupert Friend will star in Thunder Road Pictures’ World War II action-thriller Perdition. Written and directed by Henry Dunham, principal photography is set for the fall.

Mister Smith Entertainment will launch international sales at Cannes with CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent Film Group co-representing North American rights.

The movie is set in Belgium in late 1944. Claflin (Peaky Blinders) plays a lone American soldier who survives a POW camp execution. Friend (Asteroid City) stars as a ruthless Nazi officer who becomes obsessed with hunting him down.

Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee will produce for Thunder Road. Claflin is exec producing.

Iwanyk said Dunham “is one of the most exciting young filmmakers we have ever worked with.” He added: “His vision for Perdition blew us away. It’s singular, intense, emotional, and visually stunning. We are so thankful to our friends at Mister Smith for going on this journey with us.”

Writer-director Dunham’s 2019 debut feature, The Standoff At Sparrow Creek, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. His new project will be a “highly dramatic classical, visual action thriller about timeless aspects of the human experience,” he promised, adding: “Perdition is a story about a chance survival, the responsibility it imbues, and the need to make it count for something, even while being chased by a seemingly omnipotent force.”

“We are proud and excited to be working with Thunder Road on this incredibly surprising, intelligent and intense thriller, from one of the most gifted new writers and filmmakers in the shape of Henry Dunham,” said Mister Smith Entertainment’s David Garrett. “Shooting on 35mm, it will be a theatrical experience not to be missed.”

Claflin is represented by CAA and Independent Talent Group. Friend is represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Dunham is represented by UTA and Anonymous Content.

Feb 07, 2024Posted by Emily

Sam Claflin To Star in Amazon Limited Series ‘Lazarus’

VARIETY – Amazon Prime Video has ordered a psychological mystery thriller limited series from Harlan Coben and Danny Brocklehurst, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series is based on an original story idea by Coben and Brocklehurst, with Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, and Alexandra Roach attached to star.

Currently titled “Lazarus,” the series is said to follow “a man who returns home after his father’s suicide and begins to have disturbing experiences that can’t be explained. He quickly becomes entangled in a series of cold-case murders as he grapples with the mystery of his father’s death and his sister’s murder 25 years ago.”

Coben and Brocklehurst will serve as writers and executive producers. Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee will executive produce via Quay Street Productions, part of ITV Studios. Claflin will executive produce in addition to starring. Wayne Che Yip will executive produce and direct the first two episodes. Matt Strevens will produce. Quay Street Productions and Amazon MGM Studios produce in association with Coben’s Final Twist Productions. Coben is currently under an overall deal at Netflix, though that deal specifically covers a large number his novels. Given that “Lazarus” is an original idea, it does not fall under the scope of that deal.

“We were instantly drawn to ‘Lazarus,’ from the brilliant minds of Harlan and Danny, fitting perfectly into our Pan-English strategy. I am confident that our global Prime Video customers will embrace it too,” said Rola Bauer, head of Pan-English scripted SVOD TV at Amazon MGM Studios. “Combining Director Wayne Yip’s vision with Sam, Bill, and Alexandra’s amazing talent, along with Nicola, Richard, and Quay Street as our award-winning production team, is a dream scenario.”

Claflin will star as Laz, described as a well-respected forensic psychologist who has spent his whole life running from the pain of his past. It is only now when he returns home that he is forced to finally face up to it.”

The role marks a return to Prime Video for Claflin, who recently starred in the streamer’s series “Daisy Jones and the Six.” His other notable roles include “Peaky Blinders,” “Enola Holmes,” and three of the “Hunger Games” films. He is repped by CAA in the US, Independent Talent Group in the UK, and Glaser Weil Fink.

“’Lazarus’ is a gripping series that captures your attention from the very beginning,” said Heather Curtis, current series executive for Pan-English scripted SVOD TV at Amazon MGM Studios. “We’re thrilled to unite with Harlan, Danny, Quay Street, and the all-star cast of Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, and Alexandra Roach to tell this compelling story for our global Prime Video customers.”

Bill Nighy has been cast as Doctor Lazarus, or Dr L. He is said to be a “psychologist and father to Laz, Jenna and Sutton. A beloved figure within his community, he shares his son’s charm, dry humor, and charisma. In death, he wants his son to understand that they are more similar than Laz thinks.”

Nighy received the first Oscar nomination of his career in 2023 for the critically-acclaimed film “Living.” He previously won a Golden Golbe for his role in the TV movie “Gideon’s Daughter.” He is also known for starring in films like “Love Actually,” the “Pirates of the Carribean” franchise, and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” He is repped by UTA in the US, Independent Talent Group in the UK, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

Roach will play Jenna Lazarus. The character description reads, “Since her sister’s murder Jenna has buried herself in a world of spiritual practice but now when her brother returns home and starts experiencing unexplained phenomena, she is forced to confront secrets from her own past.”

Roach previously starred in shows like “The Light in the Hall,” “Sanditon,” and “Killing Eve,” as well as films like “The Iron Lady” and “Testament of Youth.” She is repped by Independent Talent Group.

“Do I have to say more than the names Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, and Alexandra Roach to express my excitement about this limited series?” Coben said. “‘Lazarus’ is a story of loss, redemption — and the eternal bond between a parent and a child, even after death. It is never anything less than a thrill to team up again with Danny Brocklehurst and Quay Street Productions.”

This will be the newest collaboration between Coben, Brocklehurst, and Quay Street. All three previously teamed for the Netflix series “Fool Me Once,” which was based on Coben’s book of the same name, adapted for the screen by Brocklehurst, and produced by Quay Street. The show has proven to be a massive success, recently becoming one of the streamer’s most-viewed series of all time. Coben and Brocklehurst also teamed on the Netflix series “Stay Close,” “The Stranger,” “Safe,” and “The Five.” Amazon also previously aired the series “Shelter,” which was based on Coben’s novel of the same name.

“Lazarus is a psychological thriller with an emotional spine,” said Brocklehurst. “It’s about fathers and sons, love and loss. We have attempted to bring our trademark wit and warmth as well as twists galore. This is the first collaboration the team at Quay Street, Harlan and myself have done with Amazon and we are delighted to be partnering with them.”

“Harlan and Danny have created another wonderfully compelling story but this time with an eerie twist,” said Fee and Shindler. “’Lazarus’ has all the ingredients of a propulsive mystery thriller with an extra dose of atmosphere and psychological horror that makes it particularly gripping.”

Jun 27, 2023Posted by Emily

Happy 37th Birthday Sam!

Today is Sam Claflin’s 37th birthday! We wanted to wish Sam a very happy birthday! We hope you have an amazing day with your family and friends! We are wishing you another year of success, health, and happiness!

To celebrate this year at The Claflin Place, I have added outtakes from a photoshoot Sam did a few years ago. I love this shoot, more to come! I hope you all enjoy the photos and thank you for visiting the site.

Mar 25, 2023Posted by Emily

Daisy Jones & the Six: ‘Track 10: Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’ Stills & Captures

I have added episode stills and screen captures from the finale of Daisy Jones & the Six titled ‘Track 10: Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.’ I’m so sad it is over! The ending was great! But I still hope Amazon thinks about renewing it for a Season 2!

Mar 25, 2023Posted by Emily

Daisy Jones & the Six: ‘Track 9: Feels Like the First Time’ Stills & Captures

The final two episodes of Daisy Jones & the Six have been released! I have added episode stills and screen captures of Sam in the 9th episode titled ‘Track 9: Feels Like the First Time.’

Mar 20, 2023Posted by Emily

Sam Claflin for GQ Hype

Sam has a new interview and photoshoot for GQ Hype! You can read his great interview below and find photos from the cover and photoshoot in our gallery!

Sam Claflin is the sort of man that gets punched in the face and ends up apologising for it. Well, not the sort of man – the actual man this has happened to. Claflin was 19 years old, minding his own business on the dance floor at Po Na Na nightclub in Norwich. He still has no idea why the stranger decided to swing for him, but being agreeable to his bones, he’s still giving that guy the benefit of the doubt 17 years later.

This amenability makes sense when you meet Claflin, who it is clear is on a quest to be one of life’s good guys. He is a Chelsea fan, and yet he finds himself rooting for their rivals. “I’m not one of those football fans that’s anti-anyone,” he tells me, in full Ted Lasso mode, right down to the nervous press-conference smile. “I support Chelsea but I love that Arsenal are doing well. I’m also really gunning for Tottenham to win something. I love watching Manchester United starting to do well again, or Liverpool for a couple of years. Seeing Leicester win.”

It is mid-afternoon on a flat Thursday in February, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” soaring from the radio in an empty Irish pub in Camden, North London. Claflin arrives in a blue baseball cap proclaiming the letter S – not for Sam, he says, not entirely convincingly–- and radiating a cautious charm. Hilariously handsome, in a way that is made even funnier by how mortified he seems by his good looks, he is dashing in a Waitrose Organic kind of way. This mother-approved, Disney-prince DNA is, to an extent, how Claflin made his name, with enough hunky roles to fill a shirtless calendar from January to December. The wheelchair-bound millionaire in Me Before You; the winsome missionary in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; the gladiatorial stud Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games. If your sister fancied a blond character in a movie between 2011 and 2016, there is an approximately 40 per cent chance it was Sam Claflin. “I think I was on the ‘upcoming hot under-30-year-olds list’ for like ten years and I was like, ‘I’m still not coming,’” he says with an easy laugh. “A lot of guys recognise me because their girlfriends have forced them to watch something I’m in.”

This may be about to change with the noisy arrival of Daisy Jones and the Six, the Amazon series adapted from the bestselling book of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The story is inspired by the chaotic formation and steep rise to fame of Fleetwood Mac and set in the scrubby dreamland of Los Angeles’s Laurel Canyon in the ’70s, an era in which people congregated in cabins for parties, so that you could see candles littered through the mountains as evenings wore on.

Soundtracks are often talked about as a character in TV and films, but for Daisy Jones it’s the whole plot, with the writing of the band’s album providing a fuse for the roiling drama between the band members. Claflin and Riley Keough – the real-life granddaughter of Elvis Presley, who plays the magnetic, infuriating singer Daisy Jones – worked with high-profile music producers Blake Mills and Tony Berg to write and record an actual album, since released under the fictional band’s name.
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Mar 20, 2023Posted by Emily

Daisy Jones & the Six: ‘Track 8: Looks Like We Made It’ Stills & Screen Captures

Two new episodes of Daisy Jones & the Six premiered Friday. I have updated the gallery with HQ episode stills and screen captures of Sam from the episode ‘Track 8: Looks Like We Made It.’ Sam wasn’t featured in the 7th episode, but we added screen captures of the Rolling Stone magazine that was in the episode here if you are interested! I can’t believe there are only 2 episodes left, I don’t want it to end!