The Wrap reports that the duo finished filming Sam & Amira, “a love story about Sam (Martin), an Army veteran who strikes up an unlikely affair with an Iraqi immigrant (Dina Shihabi) who is on the verge of being deported.” While Paul doesn’t play the vet — instead, he is a Wall Street high flyer who takes his cousin Sam under his wing — we’re still excited to see him put on the charm, trying to win over new clients by using his veteran connection.
While there is comedic elements to the film (Sam becomes a stand-up comic to help adjust to being home), it will be interesting to see Paul show his dramatic flair, too. It will certainly mean less brooding and more family bonding than we see on TVD.
There is no release date scheduled for the film, but with award-winning writer-director Sean Mullin and The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt behind it, we’re sure it will be fantastic.
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