Fresh off a compelling, Oscar-nominated turn in Promising Young Woman, Carey Mulligan has signed on for her next project. She will join Adam Sandler in his latest Netflix film Spaceman, which was previously titled The Spaceman Of Bohemia.
Now before you freak out and wonder why Mulligan has decided to slum it in a Happy Madison comedy, this is actually the rare dramatic Sandler movie. Spaceman is based on Jaroslav Kalfar‘s novel, and follows an astronaut who is sent to the edge of the galaxy to find mystifying ancient dust.
As he finds his earthly life falling apart, he turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together, which also happens to be a mysterious creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship.
Mulligan will reportedly play the wife of Sandler’s character in the film. Chernobyl director Johan Renck will helm the film from a screenplay penned by Colby Day.
This is the latest in a recent line of serious space projects for Netflix. They already have shows such as Another Life and Lost In Space on the platform, and back in December they released George Clooney‘s The Midnight Sky. And later this month they have the Toni Collette/Anna Kendrick movie Stowaway arriving.
Mulligan is actually no stranger to Netflix. She previously starred in Mudbound and The Dig, while she’s also onboard Bradley Cooper‘s upcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic, Maestro. Away from Netflix, she’s also on board to star in Christos Nikou‘s Fingernails.
Sandler garnered immense praise for his lead performance in Uncut Gems, but that was one of his only movies of the last five or so years that was not a Netflix film. Perhaps the streaming giant wants some of that acclaim despite signing a massive deal with Sandler mostly for his comedic output.
We’ll wait for more information on Spaceman. Stowaway arrives next Thursday, April 22.