Rachel McAdams Joins Keanu In “Passengers”

Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to join Keanu Reeves in the sci-fi drama “Passengers” at Wayfare Entertainment and The Weinstein Company.

Keanu Reeves plays a mechanic on a starship transporting colonists to their new home when he is awoken by his pod’s hibernation failure – a century before he’s supposed to awaken.

A year on, he wakes up a fellow passenger (McAdams) for company. They fall in love, but he must soon deal with the outcome of his actions.

McAdams replaces Reese Witherspoon who was originally attached to star but had to exit due to a scheduling conflict.

TV director Brian Kirk (“Game Of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire”) is attached to make his feature debut on the project. Jon Spaihts penned the script.

Source: Variety