It certainly seems to be Sam Claflin’s day, as we reported earlier that he’s landed the key role of Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and now there’s news that he and Emilia Clarke have signed up for the thriller Overdrive.
News of the project first surfaced back in October, when Karl Urban and Ben Barnes signed on as two car thief brothers, who move to the south of France to find more challenging work. Variety doesn’t say which character Sam Claflin will play, but the report doesn’t mention Ben Barnes, so it’s possible Claflin has taken over that role. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is playing the female lead.
Antonio Negret (Transit) is directing from a screenplay by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, with Taken director Pierre Morel producing.