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Rachel McAdams to join Keanu Reeves in sci-fi romance Passengers

Oct. 25, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Ready to see Keanu Reeves take on another sci-fi flick? Is it a bonus that Rachel McAdams will be the leading lady? Yes. More like triple bonus.

The film in question titled PASSENGERS ignited a huge bidding war during Cannes last year. Needless to say, The Weinstein Company nabbed it and are hot on the heels GRAVITY's success to get it going. Originally it was shopped with Reese Witherspoon as the lead but the actress had to drop out due to scheduling issues. I loved Witherspoon in MUD but feel like McAdams and Reeves make for a better match.

The script from Jon Spaights (PROMETHEUS) centers on:

A spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger (Reeves) is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger (McAdams), marking the beginning of what becomes a unique love story.

Also set in space, the film much like GRAVITY relies primarily on the relationship between the two leads. The film is slated to release next year.

Extra Tidbit: I'm sorry but Rachel McAdams is f*cking gorgeous. It's ridiculous how perfect she seems.
Source: Deadline

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7:26PM on 10/25/2013
Keanu, yes. Rachel McAdams, hell yes!
Keanu, yes. Rachel McAdams, hell yes!
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7:30PM on 10/25/2013
Huge fan of both Reeves and Mcadams. Hopefully with the success of Gravity, we get alot more original sci-fi films set in space.

And also, If I was Reeves' character, I would wake up McAdams too. What guy wouldn't?
Huge fan of both Reeves and Mcadams. Hopefully with the success of Gravity, we get alot more original sci-fi films set in space.

And also, If I was Reeves' character, I would wake up McAdams too. What guy wouldn't?
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11:37PM on 10/27/2013
*a lot
*a lot
7:44PM on 10/25/2013
I have heard so much about this project, I'm glad it's coming to fruition.
I have heard so much about this project, I'm glad it's coming to fruition.
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8:27PM on 10/25/2013
I'm not too excited about Reeves but with McAdams joining the cast I'll definitely check this out.
I'm not too excited about Reeves but with McAdams joining the cast I'll definitely check this out.
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8:31PM on 10/25/2013
Read the script for this years ago. Gonna be a great movie.
Read the script for this years ago. Gonna be a great movie.
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10:06PM on 10/25/2013
Apparently, the script has really good buzz and Spaiths has a lot of talent - it seems to be the general consensus that Prometheus would have been better if "Alien: Engineers" was filmed as is and it was not rewritten. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Apparently, the script has really good buzz and Spaiths has a lot of talent - it seems to be the general consensus that Prometheus would have been better if "Alien: Engineers" was filmed as is and it was not rewritten. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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10:44PM on 10/25/2013
Hmmm. Having my cryo-sleep disrupted & living out my life on a spacecraft with no one but Keanu? Can you say nightmare???
Hmmm. Having my cryo-sleep disrupted & living out my life on a spacecraft with no one but Keanu? Can you say nightmare???
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1:07AM on 10/26/2013
I hope when he wakes her up Keanu won't give her the choice between the blue pills or the red one. That might create a misunderstanding of epic proportion.
I hope when he wakes her up Keanu won't give her the choice between the blue pills or the red one. That might create a misunderstanding of epic proportion.
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7:25AM on 10/26/2013
Not a fan of Keanu, but McAdams is a nice addition. I hope this movie lives up to its promise.
Not a fan of Keanu, but McAdams is a nice addition. I hope this movie lives up to its promise.
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8:59AM on 10/26/2013
Ms. McAdams is effin' gorgeous and cute in Morning Glory.
Ms. McAdams is effin' gorgeous and cute in Morning Glory.
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12:49PM on 10/26/2013
I'd be pisssssssssed. Since it's not sci-fi action, I think they shoulda gotten a different lead.
I'd be pisssssssssed. Since it's not sci-fi action, I think they shoulda gotten a different lead.
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12:53PM on 10/26/2013
I also hope there's a scene of him walking around the pods - sees a fat man, sees a kid, an old lady, a lady his age but fat and he like shakes his head, a decent looking lady and he's like ok maybe and on and on until Rachel mcadams
I also hope there's a scene of him walking around the pods - sees a fat man, sees a kid, an old lady, a lady his age but fat and he like shakes his head, a decent looking lady and he's like ok maybe and on and on until Rachel mcadams
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12:56PM on 10/26/2013

BREAKING NEWS

Rachel McAdams to join Me in sci-fi romance "My Pants". Seriously though, this sounds like a cool project. I love Rachel so I'm looking forward to hearing more about this.
Rachel McAdams to join Me in sci-fi romance "My Pants". Seriously though, this sounds like a cool project. I love Rachel so I'm looking forward to hearing more about this.
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11:35PM on 10/27/2013

Sorry, but....

Sci-Fi & Romance, do not belong in the same sentence, let alone the same movie.
Sci-Fi & Romance, do not belong in the same sentence, let alone the same movie.
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