First Passengers Clip Has Jennifer Lawrence in a Fight with Gravity
With 90 years to kill on her interstellar voyage, Jennifer Lawrence's Aurora decides to take a swim in a new clip from the upcoming sci-fi thriller Passengers, in theaters December 21. While nothing seems to be wrong at the start of her swim, a gravity failure turns a simple dip in the pool into a fight for survival. If taking a swim can almost cost you your life, one can only imagine what other dangers are in store on this journey.
Entertainment Weekly debuted this new clip earlier today, which comes just a day after the first TV spot arrived. Passengers will debut in quite the crowded frame, opening against Assassin's Creed and Sing on December 21. Disney will release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story five days earlier on December 16, along with Warner Bros.' Collateral Beauty, with 20th Century Fox's Why Him? debuting December 23 and The Weinstein Company's Gold and Paramount's Fences debuting on Christmas Day.
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
The supporting cast of this sci-fi thriller includes Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, Aurora Perrineau, and Fred Melamed. Jennifer Lawrence made headlines around this time last year, when the actress revealed that she had to get drunk to perform her sex scene with Chris Pratt, because she felt guilty about performing this scene with a married man.
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) is directing from an original screenplay by Jon Spaihts, which landed on the Black List in 2007. The project was previously being developed with Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon set to star, but that incarnation never moved forward, until Morten Tyldum came aboard and cast Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Take a look at the new TV below, and stay tuned for more on Passengers.