Shailene Woodley Stars in the Inspiring True-Story Film, Adrift

Woodley says she felt compelled to portray the role of real-life sailor and survivor, Tami Oldham

By the LifeMinute Team

May 29, 2018

Shailene Woodley said after reading the script for Adrift "there was no way she could not do the film" based on the inspiring true story of two sailors who set out to journey across the ocean from Tahiti to San Diego. The romantic drama follows lovers Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin,) as their adventure of a lifetime takes a turn for the worse when they encounter one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the wake of the storm, the boat is destroyed and Richard is badly injured, leaving all hope of survival on Tami’s shoulders. The real life Tami was happy to see Woodley portray her, and the actress called the moment they met, one she will never forget. The film hits theaters June 1st.