The highly anticipated movie featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as romantic leads in a science fiction setting has released a first look! Passengers is set to be released by Columbia Pictures on December 21, 2016.
The science fiction love story stars Lawrence as Aurora and Pratt as Jim Preston; both are passengers on board a posh spacecraft headed for a colony called Homestead II that’s a brief 120 years away from the ship’s point of origin. Aurora and Jim accidentally wake up from their suspended animation 90 years too early and then get up to all the things normal people would when they’re alone on a fancy-ass spaceship for the next century, but the wrinkle comes in when they realize the ship is malfunctioning, putting the other 5,000 passengers on board in mortal danger.
The film was directed by Morten Tyldum, who received an Oscar nomination for his work on The Imitation Game. He told EW he is “very, very happy with the movie,” and went so far as to say, “Every generation has its love story. I feel like this is it.”
Check out the photos below courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The movie hits theaters December 21.
According to various reports, the world’s two favorite people Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt have joined the cast of the upcoming science fiction film, Passengers.
Passengers is being described as a space-set love story that revolves around a man who wakes up early from a cryogenic slumber. When he decides he cannot live alone, he awakens a female passenger and together they make a life for themselves aboard the ship. It’s a steamy romance come true.
The Wrap reports that Pratt is in early talks to join the film with Lawrence getting closer to confirming though it is dependent on her schedule. Other actors are also being rumored to join the project including Keanu Reeves, Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams.
The film is being directed by Morten Tyldum with a script written by Jon Spaihts. There is no anticipated release date as of yet but the actors are expected to be confirmed within the next few months.
Yes, YES, yes PLEASE. There is a new Indiana Jones remake in the works and it seems that Chris Pratt may be in line to be the star and replace Harrison Ford as the titular sexy explorer.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star would take over the role for a fifth film in the franchise. The last film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was release in 2008 still starred Ford who has expressed interest in reprising the role in a new film despite being 73 years old.
Pratt is definitely keeping busy right now though. In addition to Guardians he has starred in The LEGO Movie last year, Jurassic World later this year, and is set to star opposite Denzel Washington in Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven.
Star Lord will not be playing Nathan Drake in Sony’s big screen adaptation of the video game “Uncharted.” According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Pratt was offered the lead role in the film but he passed.
Mark Wahlberg also was attached to star as Nathan Drake during the time when David O. Russell was directing but has now also moved on from the role.
Currently, “Uncharted” the movie has no lead actor but Sony is still moving forward. They have hired Oscar winner Mark Boal, most known for his work on Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, to pen the script. Seth Gordon is currently attached to direct.
There is no word when the project will begin production or when Sony will begin to seriously look for a new leading man.