Bagman, a thriller starring Sam Claflin, will be directed by Colm McCarthy.
Sam Claflin will star in the supernatural thriller Bagman for Lionsgate. The actor has previously collaborated with the studio for the Hunger Games, a saga in which he starred in the role of Finnick Odair.
Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror) goes back behind the camera to direct Bagman, a film starring Sam Claflin, which centers on a father struggling with his deepest inner fear when his childhood monster once again returns to haunt him. Only this time the fight is not to defend himself but to defend his family.
The film, for which Lionsgate will open sales in Cannes, was written by John Hulme and will be produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Maze Runner, Fault in the Stars). “Since we first worked with him on Catching Fire, Sam has become a compelling protagonist,” said Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, in a statement. He added: “We are thrilled that he has responded with such conviction to this project and we look forward to starting production with him and our good friends from Temple Hill.”
Overseeing the Lionsgate project are Meredith Wieck and Jorge Alfaro. Dan Freedman oversaw the deal for the studio. Claflin recently wrapped filming Daisy Jones and the Six for Amazon. His credits include Me Before You, Enola Holmes and Peaky Blinders. Claflin is represented by CAA, Independent Talent Group and Glaser Weil. McCarthy is represented by UTA and Independent.