Jessica McNamee joins Jason Statham in shark thriller Meg

Jessica McNamee

by John Nugent |
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Sharks are staging something of a comeback at the moment, with The Shallows, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens and a bit part player in Finding Dory all flying the flag for our fishy-fanged friends. A new entry in the genre, entitled Meg, is currently in pre-production – and Jessica McNamee is the latest addition to the cast.

The Australian actress, best known for television work in Sirens and Home & Away, will be joining Jason ‘The Stath’ Statham for the film, which tells the story of the ancient giant shark species known as megalodon, some of which have survived to the present day. To say “don’t go into the water” would be something of an understatement.

It’s all based on a 1997 novel by Steve Alten, which originally had its cinematic rights snapped up by Disney, and has hovered around various stages of development ever since. Eli Roth briefly flirted with the director's chair, but the man now steering this ship is National Treasure's Jon Turteltaub, who will work from a script by Dean Georgaris.

Meg is due to arrive in cinemas on March 2, 2018. For more on why we love The Stath, read our 15 reasons why Jason Statham is awesome.

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