Cannes: Sam Claflin to Star in Crime-Thriller 'Semper Fi'

By Alex Ritman | THR

The 'Hunger Games' star will play a straight-laced cop who helps his brother break out of prison.

Hunger Games grad Sam Claflin is set to star in upcoming crime-thriller Semper Fi from Oscar-nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin (MurderballDisconnect). 

Claflin, recently seen in Me Before You and Their Finest and set to star in Babadook follow-up The Nightingale, will take the lead as a straight-laced cop who resolves to help his brother – found guilty of killing a man in a bar-room fight – by breaking him out of prison with his life-long friends and fellow Marine Corps reservists.

Cornerstone Films will commence sales in Cannes and co-represent the U.S. rights with CAA, which packaged and arranged financing for the film.

Produced by Oscar-nominated David Lancaster (WhiplashNightcrawler) of Rumble Films and Karina Miller (To the Bone) from Sparkhouse Media, the film will begin production out of Vancouver this summer. Sparkhouse Media is also financing.

Claflin and Rubin are represented by CAA. Claflin is also represented by Independent Talent Group.