Back in March we saw a teaser trailer for the latest feature from Noah Hawley, titled Lucy in the Sky, which stars Natalie Portman as an astronaut who has an experience while on a mission which causes her to struggle with everyday life when she returns home. Starring alongside Portman is Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens, Colman Domingo, Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Tig Notaro, Pearl Amanda Dickson, and Jeffrey Donovan.
Now Fox Searchlight has released an official trailer for the movie. You can find more info on Lucy in the Sky and check out the new trailer along with a poster below.
The film is set to have its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s more on it from the TIFF website:
As astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) gazes at Earth from afar while on a mission, her view of the pale blue dot profoundly shifts her entire perspective. When she returns, all Lucy wants is to go back to space — no matter what. Her modest family life loses its allure and the comforting support of her gentle husband Drew (Dan Stevens) is suddenly less appealing than the masculine charisma of a fellow astronaut, Mark (Jon Hamm), a divorcee disconcertingly eager to encourage an affair. As she determinedly trains for her next mission, her growing dissociation threatens to dismantle both her personal and professional lives.
Portman brings a fiery energy to a remarkably complex protagonist, whose existential crisis feels as likely to be headed towards a potential meltdown as self-liberation. Stevens and Hamm are perfect as a pair of contrastively passive and assertive men — one whose feet are firmly on the ground and the other with his head in the clouds. Ellen Burstyn (also at the Festival in American Woman), Zazie Beetz (at the Festival in Joker and Seberg), Nick Offerman, and Tig Notaro round out an incredible supporting cast.
Already proving his worth in television (for the series Legion and Fargo), Noah Hawley directs a markedly ambitious debut feature, an audacious psychodrama shaded with humour and permeated by mesmerizing and memorable imagery. With a playful approach to style — note how the contracting and expanding aspect ratio throughout mirrors Lucy’s unstable state of mind — this is a resonant story about how hard it is to come back to Earth when you’ve reached the stars.
Elliott DiGuiseppi and Brian C. Brown came up with the story and co-wrote the screenplay with Hawley.
Lucy in the Sky will be released in theaters this fall for awards season.
In LUCY IN THE SKY, Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she’s deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy’s world suddenly feels too small, her connection with reality slowly unravels.