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The Hunger Games grad Sam Claflin has joined Timothy Spall in the contemporary crime thriller The Corrupted from director Ron Scalpello.
Hugh Bonneville, David Hayman and Naomie Ackie are also set to star in the British indie, in which Claflin will play an ex-con determined to win back the love and trust of his family. That’s after his future was stolen from him by a crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has infiltrated the highest levels of politics, finance and police. Claflin’s character finds himself caught up in a web of conspiracy and corruption centering around a land grab just before the Olympic Games in London.
The Exchange will be selling worldwide rights to the feature at the Berlin International Film Festival later this month.
Penned by Nick Moorcroft, The Corrupted is being produced by Andrew Berg and John Sachs at Eclipse Films and James Spring at Fred Films, with Moorcroft and Meg Leonard of Powder Keg Pictures serving as executive producers.
“Sam has come into his own as a leading man with worldwide box-office appeal. This contemporary thriller is a perfect vehicle to strengthen his value for international distribution,” The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea said Monday in a statement.
Claflin is repped CAA and the Independent Talent Group.
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