- Float is a romance that explores love and hope after tragedy almost strikes, featuring stars Andrea Bang and Robbie Amell.
- The story follows Waverly, who meets lifeguard Blake and falls in love while learning to swim.
- Based on the YA book by Kate Marchant, Float drops on February 9.
It’s never too late to learn how to swim in the choppy waters of love. Director Sherren Lee (Someone Not There, Dino Dana, Murdoch Mysteries) explores what happens when a near tragedy turns into hope in the upcoming romance, Float. Check out the film’s stars, Andrea Bang and Robbie Amell, in the official trailer below:
The synopsis for Float reads as follows:
“Waverly (Bang) thought she had her future figured out. She’d start her medical residency in Toronto after a summer visit to her parents in Taipei. When her plans are suddenly changed, she makes an impulsive detour to a small Canadian town, where she meets local lifeguard Blake (Amell).
After he saves her from nearly drowning at a beach party, Blake offers to teach Waverly to swim, and as the lessons continue, the two unexpectedly find themselves falling in love. But will Blake’s ties to his past and Waverly’s plans to begin a new job keep them apart once summer ends?”
Float Drops in Time for Valentine’s Day
In addition to directing the romance, Float, Sherren Lee helped pen the screenplay alongside co-writer, Jesse LaVercombe. LaVercombe is best known as an actor (Murdoch Mysteries, Height Markers, Air Crash Investigation), but the thespian also wrote the 2017 short, The Things You Think I’m Thinking. Check out a number of images from Float, courtesy of Lionsgate, below:
Code 8’s Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, The Flash, The Witcher) portrays the local lifeguard, Blake, who rescues Waverly (Bang) from drowning in Float. The near-death experience takes a promising turn, though, as the two youngsters begin to fall in love. Director Sherren Lee’s Float is based on the 2022 young adult book of the same name, which found life on Wattpad, and is written by author Kate Marchant (Whistleblower).
In the book, the coming-of-age story follows 17-year-old Waverly as she leaves Fairbanks, Alaska to spend her vacation in Holden, Florida with her aunt. So, fans can already see that Lionsgate and the film’s creative team have taken liberties with the source material. Coming from ice-cold Alaska to the Sunshine State comes as a shock to the teenager, to say the least. But as Waverly and Blake grow closer, summertime slowly slips away. And what’s worse is that Waverly may have to learn to let go of true love, as the summer ends, even though the teenager has finally found where it is that she truly belongs.
The PG-13 romance also stars Michelle Krusiec (One World, Nice Girls Crew, A Million Miles Away) and Andrew Bachelor (Black Jesus, King Bachelor’s Pad, Sneakerheads). Float drops Friday, February 9 in select cinemas, digitally and on-demand.