According to The Wrap, the actress will be stepping into the lead role as a swimmer who is trapped 20 yards from the shore with the voracious toothy killer between her and terra firma. The high concept Tony Jaswinski script promises to sit at the intersection of Jaws (1975) and 127 Hours (2010).
Jaswinski's script sparked a lot of interest from the studios last autumn before Sony Pictures picked up the rights. The fictional tale finds a surfer (Blake Lively) attacked by a shark at a lonely sea spot and left bleeding and marooned on a buoy in the ocean. Her main problem, besides the heavy blood loss? The hungry creature is still gliding through the water around her, cutting her off from help.
Lively, fresh from the widely panned The Age Of Adaline, is next up co-starring with Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) in All I See Is You and has a spot scored in Woody Allen's (Midnight In Paris) still untitled next movie.