Gravity has set a new standard for what we should expect from movies that take place in outer space, and the cast is coming together for another film that's going to take audiences to the stars. Deadline reports that Rachel McAdams is in talks to star opposite Keanu Reeves in the film Passengers. To be directed by Brian Kirk — a veteran of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire — the film tells the story of a massive ship transporting thousands of people to an off-world colony. Reeves' character is woken up 90 years ahead of schedule, and with returning to hibernation not an option, he instead decides to wake up Rachel McAdams in a type of outer space love story.
The script for Passengers comes courtesy of Jon Spaihts, who previously penned Alien: Engineers — the script that became Prometheus after Damon Lindelof gave it an overhaul. McAdams, who will next be seen in the time travel romantic drama About Time, will be replacing Reese Witherspoon. According to Deadline, Witherspoon was part of the package for the movie when The Weinstein Company picked it up at the Cannes Film Festival, but had to drop out due to the film's decision to shoot in Germany.