Laurence Fisburne is on board for “Passengers,” the Sony Pictures space romance that will unite megawatt stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, an individual with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap.
Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”) is directing from a script by Jon Spaihts (“Doctor Strange”).
Pratt plays a space traveler who awakes early from a cryogenic sleep and decides to wake up a female passenger, played by Lawrence. The two begin to fall for each other, though his decision has dire consequences. Fishburne’s role is currently unknown.
Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce for Original Film alongside Stephen Hamel of Company Films and Michael Maher of Start Media.