This year, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence reprised her role as Mystique in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and Chris Pratt will co-star in “The Magnificent Seven” remake which enters theaters next month. But both actors will soon share the screen together in an epic space romance coming to theaters this winter.
The film “Passengers” follows a spaceship on a 120-year voyage transporting over 5,000 people from Earth to a distant colony planet. One day, the ship has a malfunction and two hibernation pods open 90 years too early. Suddenly Jim Preston (Pratt) and Aurora Dunn (Lawrence) are stranded on a spaceship alone in outer space. The two use the ship as their own little playground and begin to fall in love just as the ship begins to dangerously malfunction, threatening the lives of everyone on board. The film also stars Michael Sheen (“Frost/Nixon”), Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix”), and Aurora Perrineau (“Equals”). See a photo from the film, courtesy of EW.
In his EW interview, director Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”) describes the film as a “very intimate movie while taking place on this epic scale.” “It’s a story about what’s important to live a full life,” Tyldum continues. “What are the things we need as humans? It’s not afraid to entertain but at the same time it asks big questions about what does it mean to really feel happy. Every generation has its love story. I feel like this is it.”
“Passengers” will be released in theaters on December 21st. For the complete interview with Morten Tyldum, head to the EW website.