Reese Witherspoon Joins Keanu Reeves For ‘Passengers’

Reese Witherspoon is currently in talks to join Keanu Reeves in the science fiction romance Passengers.

After a rough couple of weeks, the actress is finally getting some good news. Although nothing has been set in stone just yet, it’s currently believed that Witherspoon will join Reeves in upcoming project.

Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaihts just recently took a crack at the draft of the flick. The story concerns itself with a man aboard the spacecraft who awakens from a cryogenic sleep 90 years ahead of schedule. Since he doesn’t want to continue the journey alone, he wakes up a female passenger to keep him company.

Wayfare Entertainment will finance and produce the movie. Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire director Brian Kirk will spearhead the production. Shooting is slated to take place in Montreal. A release date for the romance has not been set.

Reese Witherspoon currently has a number of movies either on-deck or just finishing up. The actress just completed work on director Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot. The film tells the true story of the West Memphis Three and the ensuing trial.

Witherspoon was filming Philippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie in Georgia when the her now-infamous arrest took place. The movie tells the story of a Sudanese refugee who ends up being taken in by an American woman. The drama also stars Corey Stoll and Sarah Baker.

The busy actress is also attached to take the lead in Bridesmaids director Paul Feig’s Wish List. Witherspoon stars as a woman who makes a wish and tosses a coin into a well. Her life takes an interesting turn when the coin finally reaches the bottom when he’s well into her 30s.

The Legally Blonde star can currently be seen in Mud. The movie is playing in select theaters across the country right now.

Are you a fan of Reese Witherspoon? What do you think about the actress starring opposite Keanu Reeves in Passengers?

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