Melissa Benoist and Sam Heughan have been accepted into “Oxford”.
The film follows an American Rhodes Scholar (Benoist) who, after arriving Oxford University, falls for a cocky teaching assistant (Heughan) who is quietly battling terminal cancer. When she discovers the reason he is so standoffish, they make the most of each day, travelling the world together.
Allison Burnett penned the script for “Oxford” while Marty Bowen (of “Temple Hill” fame) and Wyck Godfrey are producing. Screen Gems is looking to secure a director before setting the film’s start date.
CBS’ “Supergirl” is one of fall’s most highly anticipated freshman shows, while Heughan has earned critical acclaim for Starz’s breakout hit “Outlander”.
Benoist’s film credits include “The Longest Ride,” “Whiplash” and the upcoming coming-of-age pic “Low Riders.” She is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
Heughan will next be seen in indie comedy “When the Starlight Ends,” in which he stars alongside Arabella Oz. Season two of “Outlander” is set to bow on Starz in 2016.