Sam Claflin Gears Up for OVERDRIVE

Emilia Clarke officially on board.

Sam Claflin (‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) has closed a deal to join Karl Urban (‘Dredd’) and ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke on the heist thriller ‘Overdrive.’

With a screenplay by ‘Wanted’ scribes Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the actioner centres around two American brothers (Urban and Clafin) who decide to take their careers as car thieves to the next level by fleeing to France, where they run afoul of a dangerous crime boss.

Clafin replaces Ben Barnes (‘Chronicles of Narnia’), who was previously attached.

Antonio Negret (‘Transit,’ ‘Seconds Apart’) is in the director’s chair with ‘Taken’ helmer Pierre Morel producing. Production is expected to begin in Marseilles in the next couple of months.