First ‘The Shallows’ Trailer Pits Blake Lively Against a Shark


The first official teaser trailer has dropped for The Shallows, the upcoming thriller starring Blake Lively.

The premise is pretty simple for this one. Lively plays Nancy, a surfer who finds herself stuck 200 yards away from an isolated beach. Between her and the shore, is a hungry great white shark.

At the helm is Jaume Collet-Serra, who’s given us Orphan and three Liam Nesson thrillers, Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night.

It’s an intriguing teaser, showing off just enough to whet appetites. The straightforward premise could potentially serve up thrilling filmmaking, and Lively has the chance to show off her skills as one of the film’s only human characters. Yep, we’re in.

The Shallows hits Australian cinemas June 23 and U.S. cinemas June 24.

Synopsis for The Shallows:

In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It’s Jaws for a new generation.

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