Reese Witherspoon is in early talks to star opposite Keanu Reeves in the sci-fi romance Passengers. Directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones), the story takes place on a spacecraft that is transporting thousands of people to a distant colony. A malfunction in one of its sleep chambers causes a single passenger to awake 90 years before everyone else, and faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he decides to wake up a second passenger. This is also called the “Complete Lack of Options” play. According to THR, the production plans to shoot in the tax-break-friendly Montreal.
Witherspoon will next be seen in the West Memphis Three drama, Devil’s Knot. The Oscar-winning actress is also attached to adaptations of Men Are from Mars, Women Are From Venus, Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp, and Cheryl Strayed‘s memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail as well as the comedy The Beard.