Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Are Your Sci-Fi #CoupleGoals in ‘Passengers’
Katniss Everdeen and Andy from Parks and Recreation are your new science fiction #couplegoals.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are starring in the new sci-fi romance film Passengers, and took to CinemaCon 2016 yesterday (April 12) in Las Vegas to promote the film and talk about the movie, which is set for a December 21 release.
J-Law went braless and sported a semi-sheer (kinda see through) black tank paired with a gorgeous embellished skirt.
The duo discussed the futuristic film, which is described as follows: “The spaceship, Starship Avalon, on its 120 years voyage to a distant colony planet known as the “Homestead Colony” and transporting 5,259 people has a malfunction in two of its sleep chambers. As a result, two hibernation pods open prematurely and the two people that awoke are stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from their destination. (Wikipedia)”
Lawrence explained of her character:
My character is a writer in New York and she wants to be one of the first people to make the 120-year journey to another planet and come back and write about it. She’s very ambitious.
Pratt’s character, on the other hand has different motives:
Jim is a mechanic and he is the type of guy who fixes things. He uses his hands. But in the world we live in, when something breaks, you don’t fix something, you buy a new one. So he’s become obsolete and wants to travel to a distant planet, to a new world and distant future, hoping he’ll be useful.
“I really am extremely proud of this movie,” Pratt added, and to which J-Law agreed. “Me too. If that sounded like I was being sarcastic, I was not. I want to make it clear that I am serious.”
As fate would have it, the unlikely pair ultimately become romantically involved, being the only two awoken passengers on the spacecraft on a 120-year journey.
Directed by the Oscar-nominated Norwegian director Morten Tyldum, Passengers is based on an original script penned by Jon Spaihts, who previously collaborated with Damon Lindelof on the Prometheus screenplay as well as co-penned blockbusters like Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange and Universal Pictures’ reboot of The Mummy.
Sony’s chairman Tom Rothman said of the script at CinemaCon:
The original script for Passengers was as compelling as any one I’ve every read. To me it is both intimate and epic… and that required two exceptional actors, particularly given the emotional and action gauntlet that the characters must run… This is about two people who take a voyage to space knowing that they will never come back to their families again.