AceShowbiz - Fox Searchlight has shared the first image of its upcoming sci-fi film "Pale Blue Dot", giving an official first look at Natalie Portman in character. The "Jackie" actress portrays fictional NASA astronaut Lucy Cola in the movie, taking over the role from Reese Witherspoon who left the project last year.
The 37-year-old star looks almost unrecognizable with a brown wig cut in a small bob and minimal makeup. She also wears a bright blue NASA jumpsuit and a lanyard.
"Pale Blue Dot" is loosely based on true events that occurred in 2007. It revolves around a love triangle between an astronaut freshly returned from outer space and losing her grip on reality, her husband, and a colleague.
NASA Capt. Lisa Nowak, whose story inspires the movie, had an affair with fellow astronaut Bill Oefelein. When they broke up and he began dating Colleen Shipman, Nowak became angry. She was arrested in February 2007 on charges of attempted kidnapping, battery, attempted vehicle burglary with battery, and destruction of evidence after she attacked Shipman at the Orlando International Airport.
"Downton Abbey" alum and "Legion" star Dan Stevens is cast as Cola's husband, with Jon Hamm playing the fellow astronaut who begins the affair. "Deadpool 2" star Zazie Beetz will play a trainee who gets involved with this hot space mess. Ellen Burstyn, Colman Domingo and Jeremiah Birkett are also among the cast of the movie.
"Fargo" and "Legion" creator Noah Hawley makes his feature film debut with "Pale Blue Dot". Known for his mind-bending style, Hawley is not expected to present the love affair in a linear, straight-forward fashion.
The script is written by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. No release date is set just yet for the movie.