Dan Stevens joins Natalie Portman in Noah Hawley's 'Pale Blue Dot'

Stevens is in the middle of the second season of Legion which is Noah Hawley's series on FX based on the X-Men


                            Dan Stevens joins Natalie Portman in Noah Hawley's 'Pale Blue Dot'

Beauty and the Beast actor Dan Stevens has rejoined showrunner and creator of the series Legion, Noah Hawley, for Fox Searchlight's latest drama titled 'Pale Blue Dot'. Stevens is the latest to be cast in the film alongside Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, and Zazie Beetz. Hawley is all set to direct the film which will be about astronauts.

Dan Stevens will play the role of Natalie Portman's husband in the film (Getty Images)
Dan Stevens will play the role of Natalie Portman's husband in the film (Getty Images)

The story of Pale Blue Dot revolves around a married astronaut, played by Portman, who goes back to Earth after successfully completing a mission. She then starts having an affair with a fellow astronaut and subsequently starts spirally downward as she begins to lose her connection to her family. This is a condition that happens a lot with people who have spent too much time in space.

Hamm plays the astronaut whom Portman's character has an affair with and he starts having an affair on the side with an astronaut trainee played by Beetz. Portman's life falls to pieces after that. Dan Stevens is slated to play Portman's husband.

The screenplay for the film was written by Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. The story was inspired by a real-life astronaut love triangle that tool place in 2007 where a female mission specialist tried to kidnap a rival. 

Stevens is in the middle of the second season of Legion which is Noah Hawley's series on FX based on the X-Men. He is represented by WME. Stevens has a Netflix drama, Apostle, by Gareth Evans which is to be released later this year.