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.
According to a report from Variety, adorably charming actress, Rachel McAdams, is currently in negotiations to join the science fiction drama, Passengers. She would be starring along side Keanu Reeves, unfortunately for McAdams, as his love interest.
Set in the future, “Passengers centers on Jim Preston (Reeves), a mechanic on a 120-year journey to a distant colonized planet in another galaxy, who becomes the first traveler to experience pod hibernation failure. Having woken up 100 years too soon, he is stranded in the world of an interstellar spaceship with only robots and androids for companionship. A year into his journey, he decides to wake up a fellow passenger, a beautiful journalist named Aurora. They fall in love but must soon deal not only with the revelation of Jim’s misjudged act of waking her but a major malfunction of the ship itself.
“Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire” helmer is attached to make his feature directorial debut on the project. The Weinstein Company will distribute the film. Wayfare Entertainment is financing and producing from a script by Jon Spaihts.