THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Sam Claflin, who played Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games movies, will star in Bagman, a supernatural thriller from Lionsgate.
British helmer Colm McCarthy, who directed season two of Peaky Blinders, the pilot for DC show Krypton and the indie The Girl With all the Gifts, is directing the feature that was written by John Hulme.
Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey — who count Twilight, Maze Runner and The Fault in Our Stars among their credits — are producing.
The story centers on a father, played by Claflin, who desperately struggles against his deepest inner fear when the childhood monster he once vanquished returns to haunt him. This time, however, the father has to muster the strength to not just fight for himself, but for his family.
The project is being introduced to international buyers in the coming days at the Cannes Film Festival.
Meredith Wieck and Jorge Alfaro are overseeing the project for Lionsgate. Temple Hill exec John Fischer brought in the project and will oversee for the company.
Lionsgate worked with Claflin on its hit Hunger Games movies, casting him as the dashing games victor Odair, who would become an invaluable asset to heroine Katniss Everdeen. “Since we first worked with him on Catching Fire, Sam has grown into a compelling leading man,” said Lionsgate motion picture president Nathan Kahane. “We’re thrilled that he responded so strongly to this project.”
Sorry for the delay on these, Sam did some interviews for Buzzfeed with his Book of Love co-stars as part of the promotion last month, including reading thirst tweets! You can watch them below and screencaps of Sam from the interviews in our gallery.
The official trailer for Sam’s new film, Book of Love, has been released. Check it out below, along with the official synopsis. It will be available to stream on Amazon Prime starting on February 4, 2022!
This Valentine’s Day, uptight English writer Henry discovers that his dull, failing novel has become a smashing success in Mexico, where Spanish translator Maria has rewritten it into a spicy erotic read. Opposites attract as the two travel through Mexico on a book tour in Book of Love.
Hello Sam fans! Sam attended his first event in more than a year! He attended the Audi Design Loft Opening Celebration in Malibu, California. It was great to see Sam. You can check out 3 photos from the event in the gallery!
Sam has joined the voice cast of the Canada-France-Belgium animated drama, Charlotte. Also part of the cast are Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Henry Czerny, Eddie Marsan, the late Helen McCrory, Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo, and Mark Strong.
DEADLINE – The pic, which is making its world premiere at TIFF and is directed by Eric Warin and Tahir Rana, depicts the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish artist who comes of age on the eve of the Second World War and defies incredible odds to create a timeless masterpiece. The project is inspired by the autobiographical painting series “Life? or Theatre?” by Charlotte Salomon. The French version of Charlotte will feature the voices of Oscar winner Marion Cotillard and Romain Duris.
Charlotte is written by Erik Rutherford and David Bezmozgis. The film is being produced by Julia Rosenberg, with Jérôme Dopffer, Eric Goossens, Anton Roebbens; and executive produced by Knightley, Cotillard, Morgan Emmery, Jean-Charles Levy, Cédric Iland, Bastien Sirodot, Robert Lantos, Jim Sternberg, Joe Iacono, Mark Musselman Nancy Grant, and Xavier Dolan. Co-producers of the film include Christina Rotsaert, Patrick Puzenat, and Thierry Dechilly.
Jen Gorton, Sierra/Affinity’s EVP of Production & Sales, stated, “All of us at Sierra/Affinity are excited to work with this star-studded cast and present this unique animated film to distributors across the globe. The story of Charlotte is one that deserves to be told and we are confident that the massive talent of the cast combined with the direction of the filmmaking team will reach and touch adults worldwide.”
January Films’ Julia Rosenberg added, “Charlotte Salomon invented the graphic memoir when she painted her life story in over a thousand works while living as a refugee during wartime. Her vitality and stunning talent have been overlooked for too long. Charlotte is a gesture of resistance, honoring her legacy while revealing it to the world.”
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