Natalie Portman plays an astronaut whose trip into space results in her inability to readjust to life back on Earth in Lucy in the Sky. Fox Searchlight’s just released a teaser trailer for the dramatic film which is very, very loosely based on the life of NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak. Nowak catapulted into the news in 2007 when she donned a diaper, drove from Houston to Orlando with a bag full of kidnapping supplies (gloves, pepper spray, disguise, etc), and attacked the girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend, fellow astronaut William Oefelein.
In addition to Oscar winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan), the trippy drama stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver), Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, Legion), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Atlanta), Pearl Amanda Dickson and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore).
Noah Hawley, creator of FX’s Fargo and Legion, directed 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.
In Lucy in the Sky, Natalie Portman plays astronaut Lucy Cola, who returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space – and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.