‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Star Colman Domingo Joins Fox Searchlight’s Noah Hawley Film

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EXCLUSIVE: Colman Domingo, whose character is one of the few surviving originals on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, has come aboard Noah Hawley’s formally titled Pale Blue Dot sci-fi drama, joining Natalie Portman, Dan Stevens, Jon Hamm, and Zazie B…

Jon Hamm joins Natalie Portman in astronaut drama, Pale Blue Dot

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Fox Searchlight has quietly put together an impressive team for its upcoming astronaut drama, Pale Blue Dot. Once attached to star, Reese Witherspoon is now producing the film with her Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea. Legion creator Noah Hawley is venturing to the other side of the Fox lot to direct the film…

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Jon Hamm to Star With Natalie Portman in Astronaut Drama ‘Pale Blue Dot’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Jon Hamm is in negotiations to star opposite Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight’s “Pale Blue Dot,” sources tell Variety. “Fargo” and “Legion” creator Noah Hawley is directing from a script by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. Reese Witherspoon, who was attached to star at one point, will produce with Bruna Papandrea. “Pale Blue Dot” […]

Natalie Portman Gears Up to Take Over for Reese Witherspoon in ‘Pale Blue Dot’

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Natalie Portman is in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in the lead role of Fox Searchlight’s astronaut drama “Pale Blue Dot,” Portman’s reps told TheWrap.

Witherspoon had to withdraw from the role due to scheduling conflicts with Season 2 of the award-winning HBO series “Big Little Lies,” though she will remain a producer on the film. “Pale Blue Dot” follows a successful female astronaut who returns from space only to face psychological issues from her time away from Earth when she feels disconnected from her seemingly idyllic American life.

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Noah Hawley, who has written and directed for several Fox TV shows, including “Fargo,” “Legion,” and “Bones,” is attached to direct the film from a script by “Legion” producer Brian C. Brown.

Portman will next appear in the Paramount/Skydance sci-fi horror film “Annihilation,” and will star alongside Jessica Chastain, Jacob Tremblay, and Kit Harrington in “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.” She is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.

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‘Big Little Lies’: Reese Witherspoon Backs Out Of ‘Pale Blue Dot’ As HBO Miniseries Nears Second Installment

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Reese Witherspoon is stepping back from Pale Blue Dot, the Fox Searchlight sci-fi pic from Noah Hawley that she had intended to produce and star in. The project, which came together in February, is based on a spec by Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi and tells the story of a female astronaut who, upon returning to Earth from a mission in space, begins to slowly unravel and lose touch with reality.
Witherspoon’s exit, confirmed today, only fuels the rumors the the…

Noah Hawley to Produce Reese Witherspoon’s Astronaut Drama ‘Pale Blue Dot’

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Noah Hawley, creator of the FX series “Legion” and “Fargo,” has come on board Reese Witherspoon’s astronaut drama “Pale Blue Dot” at Fox Searchlight. Variety reported in 2015 that Witherspoon was attached to star and produce, based on the original spec script by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. The story follows a successful female astronaut… Read more »

‘Legion’s Noah Hawley Pacts Two Fox Searchlight Pics; Helming Reese Witherspoon In ‘Pale Blue Dot’

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EXCLUSIVE: Noah Hawley, who followed his Emmy-winning minseries Fargo by creating the FX drama Legion, has set a pair of films at Fox Searchlight. Top of the list is Pale Blue Dot, a sci-fi project that has Reese Witherspoon starring. Set up as a spec by Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi, Pale Blue Dot tells the story of a female astronaut who, upon returning to Earth from a mission in space, begins to slowly unravel and lose touch with reality. Witherspoon will…