Amazon and Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoons production company, have cast Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne for the Daisy Jones and the Six limited series. Billy Dunne is the lead singer in the band opposite Daisy, and during the course of the novel he struggles with his marriage, his addiction, and his feelings for Daisy.
The novel chronicles the lives of a fictional 1970s band. Each member of the band have their own lives and stories to tell, but the main focus of the novel is the personal lives of Billy and Daisy, and their relationship with each other. Billy is married with a family, and struggles with the balance of being a family man and being in a band. It’s even harder as his feelings for Daisy grow and both of them do their best to fight these feelings and put the band first.
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Claflin isn’t new to the book to screen world, he also portrayed Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games movies. He was also in the book to screen adaptation of romance novel, Me, Before You. Claflin portrayed Will Trainor, a paraplegic, who falls in love with his nurse. He also has a few upcoming projects this year, including one for Netflix titled, Love. Wedding. Repeat. Actress and model Riley Keough will be portraying Daisy, and Will Graham will be show runner and executive producer, alongside Reese Witherspoon. Taylor Jenkins Reid, the author, will also serve as producer of the series. Reid’s other novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is becoming a series as well and is being developed by Fox 21 studios for Freeform.
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