Jessica McNamee joins Statham and Bingbing in shark film Meg

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Jessica McNamee

Jessica McNamee, who horror fans may have seen in the 2009 Australian film THE LOVED ONES, has signed on to join Jason Statham and Fan Bingbing in the cast of the long-awaited giant shark movie MEG.

Based on the 1997 novel by Steve Alten, MEG is finally being brought to the screen with NATIONAL TREASURE's Jon Turteltaub at the helm. The film will center on 

an international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, which comes under attack by an unknown danger. With its deep-sea submersible disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, they need rescue. A former naval captain and expert deep-sea diver is recruited for a likely suicide mission — even though he faced the predator years before and was forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew.

Statham will play the diver who has history with the predator, which Alten readers will know is a massive shark of the prehistoric Megalodon species. As it turns out, the species "has survived while being trapped in the Mariana Trench due to a barrier of cold water."

MEG swims into theatres on March 2, 2018.

Jessica McNamee

Source: Variety

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