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Amazon and Hello Sunshine’s ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ Finds Male Lead

THR – Sam Claflin will star opposite Riley Keough in the musical drama based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel.
Amazon’s rock-music drama Daisy Jones and the Six has found its male lead.

Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games franchise, Me Before You) will star opposite Riley Keough in the series, which chronicles the rise and fall of a renowned (fictional) 1970s rock band. Amazon Studios, Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Circle of Confusion are producing the 12-episode show, which is based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel of the same title.

Claflin’s character, Billy Dunne, is the band’s charismatic frontman. His increasingly complicated feelings for bandmate and songwriting partner Daisy (Keough) threaten to upend every facet of his life.

Will Graham (The Man in the High Castle, Mozart in the Jungle) will serve as showrunner and executive produces with Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, Brad Mendelsohn for Circle of Confusion, director Niki Caro and creators Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. Author Reid is a producer.

Claflin played Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games films. He recently wrapped feature Every Breath You Take opposite Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan and stars with Olivia Munn in Netflix’s Love. Wedding. Repeat, due later this year.

His credits also include the most recent season of Peaky Blinders, My Cousin Rachel and The Huntsman: Winter’s War. He is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group and Douglas Stone.

Daisy Jones and the Six doesn’t yet have a premiere date. It’s part of a slate of upcoming Amazon series that also includes Jack Reacher, based on Lee Child’s novels, a mega-budgeted Lord of the Rings adaptation, fantasy drama Wheel of Time and global thriller Citadel, from Avengers helmers Joe and Anthony Russo.

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‘Peaky Blinders’: Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson & More Join Season 5 Of Gangster Epic

DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Season 5 of Steven Knight’s period crime saga Peaky Blinders has set a host of new cast, including Sam Claflin, Brian Gleeson and the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy. The BAFTA winning drama that’s led by Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson is currently filming with the fifth go-round for the Shelby family expected to air in 2019, moving from its previous BBC Two home to BBC One.

Also new to the series are Neil Maskell (Happy New Year, In Darkness), Kate Dickie (The Cry, The Witch), Cosmo Jarvis (Calm With Horses, Lady Macbeth), Emmett J Scanlan (Butterfly, Safe), Elliot Cowan (The Spanish Princess), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street), Andrew Koji (Warrior) and Daryl McCormack (A Very English Scandal). We do not yet have character descriptions.
This year’s big name additions follow on from Season 4 which included Adrien Brody and Game Of Thrones‘ Aidan Gillen.

Claflin recently starred in Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift and is in Jennifer Kent’s Venice Film Festival award winner The Nightingale. Gleeson was last seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. Taylor-Joy recently appeared in BBC/Masterpiece mini The Miniaturist and has M Night Shyamalan’s Glass on deck.

Claflin says, “From Steven Knight’s writing to the consistently brilliant production, I couldn’t feel more privileged to be invited to join this iconic show.” Gleeson adds, “Looking forward to kicking around in the mud of Northern England with an exceptional cast and crew. The scripts are wild and pertinent — a classic Peaky brew.”

The new cast join the previously announced returning cast members Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Season five finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP (Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.

The fifth season is directed by Anthony Byrne and produced by Annie Harrison-Baxter. Peaky Blinders is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama for BBC One; executive producers are Caryn Mandabach, Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Cillian Murphy, Patrick Spence and Tommy Bulfin.
The show is handled by Endemol Shine International, and has sold across 183 countries. It airs widely on Netflix internationally including in the U.S.

Claflin is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group. Gleeson is with The Agency and Paradigm.

Happy 32nd Birthday Sam!
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Happy 32nd Birthday Sam!

Today is Sam Claflin’s 32nd birthday! On behalf of The Claflin Place and all Sam fans we wanted to wish you a happy birthday! It’s been a pleasure following you for these years and all the great roles you choose. I can’t wait for the rest of the year and next! I’ll always be supporting you. I hope you have an amazing day, spending it with all your family and friends. Have a great day!

In celebration of Sam’s birthday, I have added 15 exclusive outtakes from a photoshoot Sam did for Red Magazine in 2016. I love these photos and I’m glad to share them all with you. Make sure to take a look at them in the gallery and wish Sam a happy birthday: @samclaflin!

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“Adrift” Promotion in London

I have updated the gallery with events Sam attended earlier this week during his press tour in London for Adrift. Sam attended a special screening on June 24th and visited ‘This Morning’ and ‘BUILD’ on the 25th. Check out HQ photos from all the events in the gallery!

“Adrift” Los Angeles Premiere
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“Adrift” Los Angeles Premiere

Back on May 23rd, Sam attended the Los Angeles premiere of Adrift at Regal LA Live Stadium 14. Tami Oldham was also in attendance, played by Shailene Woodley. Check out all the HQ photos in the gallery!