Jon Hamm is reportedly currently in talks to star alongside Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight’s forthcoming sci-fi drama Pale Blue Dot.
Pale Blue Dot focuses on a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly perfect life. The film explores the theory that astronauts who spend long periods of time in space lose their sense of reality when they return home.
Hamm would play an astronaut Portman aggressively pursues after returning to Earth.
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Legion and Fargo creator, Noah Hawley is set to direct from a screenplay written by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi which took its inspiration from a true-life astronaut love triangle in which a female mission specialist tried to kidnap a rival in 2007.
Reese Witherspoon, who was once attached to star in the feature, will now produce with Bruna Papandrea.
Mad Men’s Hamm was recently seen in Edger Wright’s acclaimed Baby Driver. He has also signed up to star in the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel, Good Omen as the Archangel Gabriel for the BBC and Amazon series.
Portman is also having a decent run, she is currently experience rave reviews for Alex Garland’s (sadly) straight to Netflix sci-fi feature Annihilation. 2017 saw her transform into Jackie Kennedy in Jackie and star alongside Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling in Terence Malik’s Song to Song. Her next outing will be in the drama The Life and Death of John F. Donovan alongside Kit Harrington.