The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Reese Witherspoon is in talks to join Keanu Reeves in Passengers, a science-fiction romance that has Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) attached to direct. Jon Spaihts, the screenwriter of Prometheus, has written the most recent draft of the film.
According to THR:
“A starship transporting human cargo to a colony malfunctions, causing one passenger (Reeves) to prematurely thaw from a cryogenic slumber nearly a century before anyone else. Not wanting to be alone, he decides to wake up another passenger, a female.”
THR expects Witherspoon to close the deal. She would be playing the lead actress in the film, which is being produced by Keanu Reeves. Passengers is expected to be presented to buyers at Cannes.