Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Could Head to Space for New Romance Film

By February 9, 2015

Science fiction and romance are two genres that surprisingly go pretty well together, and that may be especially true if the two leads are some of the most sought after Hollywood stars around today.

According to a new report from The Wrap, both Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are in “early talks” to star in Passengers, a sci-fi romance film to be directed by Morten Tyldum, the director of the critically acclaimed film The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Apparently the talks with Pratt could be fruitful, but there’s a possibility that Lawrence’s busy schedule will prevent her from being able to participate. Passengers has made its home at Sony Pictures, and has apparently had a pretty tumultuous development tenure thus far by bouncing between ownership of a couple of different entities before ending up back at Sony at the end of last year. It wasn’t long after it’s return to that studio that Tyldum came onboard as the director of the project.

The story is set aboard a spacecraft which has embarked on a long journey. A man is awoken early from cryogenic sleep, and faced with the prospect of extended loneliness, takes it upon himself to wake another passenger, a woman, up from her sleep as well. These would be the two roles for Pratt and Lawrence, respectively. The story was written by Jon Spaihts, a co-writer on Prometheus and the screenwriter for Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange, but was written before the screenplay was created for the upcoming Marvel project.

For more on Passengers as it develops, be sure to keep an eye on GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.