Lionsgate’s new romance FLOAT, directed by Sherren Lee, which she co-wrote with Jesse Lavercombe, and based on Kate Marchant‘s hugely popular Wattpad Story, is all set to debut in theaters and on Digital/On Demand this Friday, February 9th, 2024.
Starring Andrea Bang (Dear David, “Kim’s Convenience”), Robbie Amell (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, “Upload), Michelle Krusiec (The Invitation, A Million Miles Away), Sarah Desjardins (“Yellowjackets,” “The Night Agent”), and Andrew Bachelor (The Babysitter, Family Switch), FLOAT centers on Waverly (Bang), a young woman who thought she had her future all mapped out, ready to start her medical residency in Toronto after a summer visit to her parents in Taipei. However, when her plans take a sudden turn, she makes an impulsive detour to a small Canadian town where she meets local lifeguard Blake (Amell). After he saves her from drowning at a beach party, Blake offers to teach Waverly how to swim, and as the lessons progress, the two find themselves falling for each other. But will Blake’s ties to his past and Waverly’s plans to start a new job keep them apart once the summer is over?
To celebrate the film opening this Friday, CinemaChords caught up with Sherren Lee, who revealed how the script spoke to her, as she found it shared so much in common with her own life, and what it was about this particular romance that had so much more to say than most films of this ilk.