STX Entertainment has released the first trailer for Adrift, based on the true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them to love & then to the adventure of a lifetime. Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin stars as two free spirits and accomplished sailors who find themselves in the midst of the largest storm ever on the Pacific Ocean in Adrift. This incredible true story of survival is based on the book "Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea," by Tami Oldham Ashcraft with Susea McGearhart.
Adrift follows the two avid sailors as they set out on a journey across the ocean. Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.
Before setting sail on their treacherous journey, Oldham and Sharp had spent the past six months sailing on Sharp's 36-foot sailboat dubbed Malayuga, when they decided to take a job sailing Hazana, a 44-foot sailboat, from their base in Tahiti to San Diego, California. A week into their journey, they heard of Hurricane Raymond on the radio, and despite trying to out-run the storm to the north, they couldn't escape it. In the aftermath of the storm, with minimal equipment and food, Oldham sailed over 1,500 miles in 41 days, making it to Hilo Island in Hawaii.
Baltasar Kormakur (Everest) directs from a screenplay by Aaron Kandell and Jordan Kandell (Moana) along with David Branson Smith (Ingrid Goes West). STX Entertainment has handed out a June 1 release date for Adrift, which will go up against Paramount's Action Point, starring Johnny Knoxville. 20th Century Fox had planned on releasing the highly-anticipated Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018, but the studio shifted that release to May 18, while pushing The New Mutants by nearly a year, from April 13, 2018 to February 22, 2019.
Shailene Woodley starred in Allegiant and Snowden in 2016, and she also starred in the hit HBO series Big Little Lies, which was renewed for a second season that will debut in 2019. She is also set to voice the title character on the animated adventure Arkie, leading a voice cast that includes Jai Courtney, Andrew Bachelor and Tim Minchin. Sam Claflin most recently starred in My Cousin Rachel and Journey's End last year, and he is currently filming The Corrupted with Hugh Bonneville, Timothy Spall and Noel Clarke. Take a look at the new trailer for Adrift, courtesy of STX Entertainment YouTube.