Magazine article Screen International

Sam Claflin to Star in 'Semper Fi' from 'Whiplash' Producer

Magazine article Screen International

Sam Claflin to Star in 'Semper Fi' from 'Whiplash' Producer

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Cornerstone Films to launch sales on crime thriller in Cannes.

Sam Claflin (Me Before You) will lead the cast of Henry-Alex Rubin's crime thriller Semper Fi.

London-based sales agent Cornerstone Films has boarded the title and will launch sales at Cannes this month.

Henry-Alex Rubin is the Oscar-nominated director of 2005 sports documentary Murderball.

Semper Fi will be produced by Oscar-nominated Whiplash producer David Lancaster of Rumble Films and Karina Miller (To the Bone) of Sparkhouse Media, which is also financing.

Claflin plays Hopper, a straight-laced cop and Marine Corps reservist. When his younger brother accidentally kills a man in a bar-room brawl and tries to flee town, Hopper stops him and forces him to face the music.

Wracked with guilt at leaving his brother locked up in jail, Hopper and his buddies are deployed to Iraq. Battle-weary, he returns home to discover Oyster's final court appeal has been rejected. No longer willing to live with his guilt, Hopper resolves to save his brother by breaking him out of prison, no matter what the cost.

The film will begin production in Vancouver this summer. …

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