Los Angeles: Actress Blake Lively is in discussions to star in Columbia's shark thriller "In the Deep".
The movie is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who last helmed Liam Neeson-Ed Harris starrer "Run All Night", said The Hollywood Reporter.
"In The Deep", written by Anthony Jaswinski, centres on a young woman (Lively) dealing with the loss her mother, surfing in an isolated area when she gets stranded on a buoy.
Things take a turn for the worse, when a gigantic great white shark comes between her and the shore.
The 27-year-old actress currently has a scheduling conflict with filmmaker Woody Allen's latest untitled movie and it is unclear whether she will be able to do both the films.
The actress starred in this year's romantic drama "Age of Adaline" with Harrison Ford. She is now shooting "All I See Is You", a Marc Forster drama which also stars Jason Clarke.