Recently, the trailer for 'Lucy in the Sky' released and actress Reese Witherspoon who is among the producers for the movie, took to her Instagram and revealed how excited she was to share the first look of the film. "Excited to share a first look at @lucyintheskyfilm with you all. 💫 Starring the incredible @natalieportman directed by #NoahHawley. It was an honor to produce this film with the whole @foxsearchlight team ⭐️," the post caption read, with a small clip from the trailer.
In 2017, the movie was to be released under the name 'Pale Blue Dot' with Witherspoon set to take on the lead role. But in November 2017, Witherspoon dropped out because of scheduling issues with the second season of her HBO series 'Big Little Lies.'
But even though Witherspoon dropped out of being the lead actress, she is still one of the executive producers along with John Cameron, Noah Hawley, and Bruna Papandrea. Following Witherspoon's withdrawal, Natalie Portman was brought in as the lead.
'Lucy in the Sky' revolves around an astronaut who returns back to earth after a long mission. Once she arrives, she begins an affair with her fellow astronaut. After which, she goes into a different phase in life and loses her connection with her family. Everything goes haywire when the astronaut she had an affair with starts to have another affair with an astronaut trainee. 'Lucy in the Sky' is based loosely on astronaut Lisa Nowak's alleged criminal activities that revolve around her intimacy with astronaut William Oefelein.
“I go up there and see the whole universe and everything here looks so small,” Lucy (Portman) can be seen saying in the trailer. “You got to see the vast celestial everything and it blew your mind,” Mark (Jon Hamm) tells Lucy. “So now nothing makes sense.”