Shailene Woodley’s ‘Adrift’ Set for June Release in ‘Deadpool 2’ Slot

STX Entertainment has set a June 1 release date for the romantic drama “Adrift,” starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, filling the spot vacated by “Deadpool 2.”

Adrift” is based on the true story of two avid sailors who set out on a journey across the ocean. Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (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.

The film was directed by Baltasar Kormákur from a screenplay by Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell, and David Branson Smith, based on the book “Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea” by Ashcraft with Susea McGearhart. Producers are Kormákur and the Kandells.

Oldham and Sharp were delivering a 44-foot yacht, Hazana, from Tahiti to San Diego in 1983 when the storm hit. She navigated manually using a sextant and watch, survived on peanut butter and canned food, and sailed 1,500 miles in 41 days to reach safety in Hilo, Hawaii. She self-published the book in 1998.

Fox recently moved “Deadpool 2” forward to May 18. BH Tilt has also come on to June 1 with tech thriller “Upgrade,” starring Logan Marshall Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson, Simon Maiden, and Benedict Hardie. Leigh Whannell directs. Producers are Jason Blum of Blumhouse, Kylie du Fresne of Goalpost and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik.

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