What lengths would you go to survive? In Adrift, Tami (Shailene Woodley) and Richard's (Sam Claflin) romantic sea adventure turns catastrophic when a Category 5 hurricane devastates the young couple's yacht, leaving them stranded in the middle of the ocean with Richard on the brink of death. It's up to Tami to fix the boat and traverse the open sea to safety before they run out of time.
So, yeah, this movie is not for the faint of heart — or for people terrified of boats, water, and/or chapped lips.
The dramatic new trailer for Baltasar Kormákur's Adrift, premiering exclusively on MTV News, puts Tami's harrowing survival story at the forefront.
Based on the real-life Tami Oldham Ashcraft's memoir, Red Sky in Mourning: The True Story of a Woman's Courage and Survival at Sea, Adrift is a romantic drama and survivalist tale that focuses on her 41 days at sea. Using nothing but a watching, sextant, and her instincts, Ashcraft remarkably sailed to Hawaii, living off peanut butter and canned food alone.
When MTV News caught up with Woodley at CinemaCon last month, she said that the harrowing filming experience made her realize that "life is a gift."
Adrift arrives in theaters on June 1.