Reese Witherspoon Hits Space in 'Passengers' with Keanu Reeves
Just recently we learned that Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts' sci-fi romance Passengers was finally making progress towards the big screen with "Game of Thrones" director Brian Kirk on board to direct the film with Keanu Reeves still attached. The story is set in the future on a spacecraft making a centuries-long interstellar voyage to a new planet. Due to a computer glitch, a single passenger (Reeves) awakens from his cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he in turn, awakens another beautiful woman to spend time with him, and that woman is Reese Witherspoon.
Heat Vision has the story which says Witherspoon is in early talks, but they're expecting a deal to close. Though we were hoping for the more obvious, but still exciting prospect of Sandra Bullock joining Reeves again, this seems like a very interesting pairing. Witherspoon can be seen in Mud in limited theaters, but otherwise she hasn't been seen in a great performance since Walk the Line back in 2005. This sounds like a potentially great romance, and I'm excited to see what Spaihts writing is like without massive studio interference and rewrites from someone else. Sound good?