Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt Are Morten Tyldum's 'Passengers'
by Ethan Anderton
February 7, 2015
Two of the biggest stars of the past few years may be heading to space together. After just learning at the end of last month that The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum was boarding Sony's gestating romantic drama in space called Passengers, it sounds like the studio is zeroing in on their leads. Names like Keanu Reeves, Rachel McAdams and Reese Witherspoon have flirted with the project before, but now Variety reports The Hunger Games franchise star and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is in early talks to take the female lead, while The Wrap reports breakout Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is also in talks.
For those who haven't kept up with this project, it takes place on a spaceship in the future, filled with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. But then one man awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story. The script comes from Jon Spaihts, who wrote the first draft of Prometheus and is also scripting Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios, so we're excited to see how this one comes together, especially with two charming and charismatic leads such as Lawrence and Pratt. Sound good?