Natalie Portman-led Lucy in the Sky heading to theaters in October
It’s been a few months since we saw the first trailer for Noah Hawley’s surreal astronaut drama Lucy in the Sky starring Natalie Portman (Thor: Love and Thunder) and Disney has finally announced that the Fox Searchlight film will hit select theaters on October 4!
Lucy in the Sky, which had the original title Pale Blue Dot, follows an astronaut (Portman) returns to Earth after a lengthy mission and begins an affair with a fellow astronaut (Jon Hamm). Before long, she begins heading into a downward spiral as she loses her connection to her family, which can happen to those who spend too long a time in space. Then, when her fellow astronaut lover begins another affair with a different trainee, she begins to lose control.
Originally, Reese Witherspoon was set to star, but dropped out of the role in favor of Big Little Lies season two.
The film is loosely based on the alleged criminal activities of astronaut Lisa Nowak, including her romantic involvement with fellow astronaut William Oefelein.
Lucy in the Sky also stars Hamm (Good Omens, Mad Men), Dan Stevens (Legion, The Apostle), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Deadpool 2), Pearl Amanda Dickson (Criminal Minds), and Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn (House of Cards).
The film is taking over the October 4 release date previously slated for the Amy Adams-led mystery thriller The Woman in the Window, which was pushed back to sometime next year in order to retool its third act after it was negatively received by test audiences.