Sam Claflin was cast in the supernatural thriller “Bagman.”
The ‘Hunger Games’ star has joined the film which will be directed by British director Colm McCarthy from a screenplay by John Hulme.
The story centers on a father (played by Claflin), who desperately struggles with his deepest fears when the monster from his childhood he once defeated comes back to haunt him. This time, however, he must fight for his family rather than himself.
Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey – whose previous credits include “Twilight” and “The Fault in Our Stars” – are producing the film. The project will be presented to international buyers during the Cannes Film Festival in the coming days.
Meredith Wieck and Jorge Alfaro are set to oversee the film for Lionsgate as the studio worked with Claflin on the hit “Hunger Games” franchise.
Lionsgate Film President Nathan Kahane said: “Since we first worked with him on ‘Catching Fire’, Sam has become a compelling leading man.
“We are delighted that he has responded so strongly to this project.”
Sam previously revealed he was unsure of his worth despite also starring in the hit TV series ‘Peaky Blinders’.
The 35-year-old actor said: “I always struggle to know my worth. I don’t weigh my weight and I don’t demand anything.”
Sam is the third of four brothers in his family, and he admitted to being the most “feminine” of the group.
Of his relationship with his mum Sue, he said: “We both have cancer and I’ve always been quite talkative.
“I’ve always been into fashion, and I would go shopping with my mom and talk about it; I’d say what I thought was good.”