Fox Searchlight just unveiled a full trailer for Lucy in the Sky starring Oscar winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan). The full trailer confirms the drama (and Portman in particular) will be heavily mentioned during awards season.
The film’s inspired by the incredibly bizarre true story of astronaut Lisa Nowak. Nowak sprang into the spotlight not from her work for NASA but because she flipped out, put on an adult diaper, and drove from Houston to Orlando with the intent of attacking her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend. The twisted tale was all over the news in 2007.
In addition to Natalie Portman, the cast features Emmy winner Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver), Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, Legion), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Atlanta), Pearl Amanda Dickson (Legion, Actors Anonymous) and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore).
Noah Hawley, creator of FX’s Fargo and Legion, makes his feature film directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote along with Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi (story by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi). Hawley, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, and John Cameron served as producers.
Hawley’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Polly Morgan, editor Regis Kimble, production designer Stefania Cella, art director Samantha Avila, and costume designer Louise Frogley, with music by Jeff Russo.
Fox Searchlight is targeting an early awards-season release date of October 4, 2019.
“In Lucy in the Sky, Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she’s deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy’s world suddenly feels too small, her connection with reality slowly unravels.”