Norwegian director Morten Tyldum has started himself on a nice roll, kicked off with his sleeper hit Headhunters, and followed by the multiple Oscar nominated The Imitation Game. His next outing may prove downright explosive if this hot casting solidifies; Chris Pratt is in talks to join Jennifer Lawrence for a science fiction/sexy times in space romance.
Based on the 2007 Black List script by Jon Spaihts (who’s also writing Doctor Strange), the long in development Passengers follows a spacecraft’s journey to a distant planet. Pratt would play passenger among thousands put into cryogenic sleep; after something goes wonky with his pod settings, Star Lord finds himself awakened 90 years early. What more can a poor boy do but search for someone to keep him company — and who wouldn’t choose JLaw from amongst a crowd of sleep-pods? I’ve always wondered why cryogenic sleep involved people stripped down to their sexy undies. (I mean, who can be expected to pick out the hottest companion if she’s in a granny nightgown?) There are no further plot details, but presumably, they hit it off — else start a new method of appearance-based dating until they Let the Right One Out. (Is it just me, or are you getting a real Cinderella/Snow White vibe, too?) Regardless, if these two gorgeous specimens star together, I’m predicting both a box office, and universe explosion. Considering at one time Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon (or Rachel McAdams) were once attached to the project, Passengers has gotten a first class upgrade, but can we handle the hotness?