Natalie Portman Eyed to Replace Reese Witherspoon in 'Pale Blue Dot'

Olive Hawkins
January 13, 2018

Casting for the male lead is still underway, but Hawley is expected to get cameras rolling on the Fox Searchlight film, written by Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi, in the coming months.

Oprah Winfrey this Sunday will interview a gathering of prominent Hollywood woman - Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis Ross, Shonda Rhimes, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, attorney Nina Shaw - about the Time's Up campaign that gained much attention at this year's Golden Globes. Maybe some of the creative juices Hawley's expending on his script of Marvel's Doctor Doom origin story - a gig he told SYFY WIRE he's getting a kick out of - will spill over.

According to Variety, the film "follows a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly flawless American dream life".

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Meanwhile, Reese will juggle her work behind the scenes on Pale Blue Dot with filming and producing commitments for Big Little Lies' second season, as well as her new TV morning show series with Jennifer Aniston.

When Pale Blue Dot will begin shooting is unclear as Hawley is now shooting Season 2 of Legion. The story explores the theory that astronauts who spend long periods of time staring at the Earth from space begin to lose their sense of reality when they return home. The Coens serve as executive producers alongside Hawley.

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