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Written by Christopher M

Variety is reporting that Jennifer Lawrence is early talks with Sony to star as the lead in their sci-fi romance drama Passengers, and The Wrap has chimed-in with their own scoop that Chris Pratt is also in the mix for the male lead.

The film is a from a spec-script penned by Prometheus and Doctor Strange screenwriter Jon Spahits with Oscar nominated director Morten Tyldum (Intimidation Game, Headhunters) attached.

Set on a spacecraft in the future with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.

Two high-profiled actors that were recently titled the
biggest box office earners of 2014 in one film screams heat, something
to consider during it’s early casting days.

Jennifer is known for a balance of high-profile and indie project, it’s possible Passengers could become a nice mix of both.  Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams were previously linked for the project before Sony got involved.

Pratt has been linked to a bunch of different films including a possible reboot of Indiana Jones. Lawrence was also mentioned as a desired addition for Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot, so they’ve previously talked to the actress about projects.

Reeves was previously mentioned for the male lead a while back but
Pratt seems a bit more age appropriate for lead like Lawrence.


This piece originally appeared on Celluloid and Cigarette Burns. Reprinted with permission. Follow On Twitter @_ChristopherM

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