Stellar Full Trailer for Hawley's 'Lucy in the Sky' with Natalie Portman
by Alex Billington
August 26, 2019
"She's tough cooking. Not everyone can handle the ride." Fox Searchlight has debuted a full-length official trailer for Lucy in the Sky, the feature directorial debut of TV filmmaker Noah Hawley (the creator of "Fargo" and "Legion"). Formerly known as Pale Blue Dot, this mesmerizing drama is loosely based on NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak's alleged criminal activities involving her romance with astronaut William Oefelein. In 2007, after completing her mission in space, she drove from Houston to Orlando and confronted another woman. Natalie Portman plays a fictionalized version of her named Lucy Cola, who has a breakdown and starts to lose her grip on reality after returning to Earth. The cast includes Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens, Nick Offerman, Tig Notaro, Ellen Burstyn, Colman Domingo, plus Joe Williamson. I like the shifting aspect ratios - seems to be a before / after visualization. Really looking forward to this film.
Here's the full-length trailer (+ poster) for Noah Hawley's Lucy in the Sky, from Searchlight's YouTube:
You can still watch the first teaser trailer for Hawley's Lucy in the Sky here, to see the original reveal again.
An astronaut returns to Earth after a lengthy mission and begins an affair with a fellow astronaut. She heads into a downward spiral as she loses her connection to her family — a condition that can afflict those who spend a long time in space — and when her lover begins another affair with an astronaut trainee, the bottom drops out. Lucy in the Sky is directed by American filmmaker / producer Noah Hawley, making is feature directorial debut with this film, after creating and directing a few episodes of "Fargo" and "Legion previously. The screenplay is written by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi, with other updates by Noah Hawley. This will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival coming up next month. Fox Searchlight will then debut Hawley's Lucy in the Sky in select theaters starting October 4th to kick off the fall. Who's intrigued?
Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 26, 2019
This looks interesting.Not really a fan of portman but looks like she is killing it here.Good cast as well.
Warpcore1701 on Aug 26, 2019
Looks really good. Great fall for sci-fi with this and Ad Astra.
Efterklang on Aug 26, 2019
Yep!! Can't wait to see both.
Alex Billington on Aug 26, 2019
This is the only movie with Natalie Portman as lead I've ever been enthusiastic about seeing. She burns off the screen! A fantastic cast...Burstyn, Offerman, and Hamm...wow, almost too much!
kitano0 on Aug 26, 2019
I'm more excited for Ad Astra, but this looks like the "Black Swan" take on Interstellar. I'll give it a watch for Portman's performance alone.
THE_RAW_ on Aug 26, 2019
Yeah. Same. A woman losing he sh*t because the man she was cheating with cheated on her... No thanks
tarek on Aug 26, 2019
...lol...yea, I can't see the interest in this nut job woman who lost her grip over a cheating man she was cheating with...I wonder if they'll show that she traveled/drove across country to confront the other woman and wore a diaper so she wouldn't have to stop and use a bathroom....lol...now that is a certified nut case. I would guess they are going to try to incorporate her being in space and all that with making her crazy as a poop house rat. I don't know. I remember when all this drama was going down and there was none of that. She was just a very disturbed woman and wonder how she passed the psyche exams to be chosen to go into space. Hmmmmmm.....I've also lost interest in Portman thru the years and her work. Cheers!
thespiritbo on Aug 27, 2019
N. Portman is lately showing a lot of talent. I plan to check this addition to it, too ...
shiboleth on Aug 26, 2019
I LOVE Hawley's work on TV, and this looks like an amazing first feature.
DAVIDPD on Aug 26, 2019
Im wondering why its jumping between 4:3 and 16:9
nynex on Aug 27, 2019
My thought was a before/after she goes to space thing, but it's hard to tell with this trailer since the footage is bouncing all around and intercut in weird ways. Not really sure... I guess we'll find out soon enough once it premieres at TIFF.
Alex Billington on Aug 27, 2019
I think that’s a fantastic assumption. Her perspective has changed/widened since going to space.
nynex on Aug 27, 2019
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