Emma Roberts & Laurence Fishburne To Star In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Astronaut’

Emma Roberts and Laurence Fishburne are set to team up and star in sci-fi thriller The Astronaut, which is being produced by A Quiet Place and The Purge producer Brad Fuller.

Roberts will play astronaut Sam Walker, who is found miraculously alive in a punctured capsule floating deep off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. General William Harris arranges for her to be placed under intense NASA surveillance in a high security house for rehabilitation and medical testing.

But when disturbing occurrences begin happening around the property, Walker fears something extraterrestrial has followed her back to Earth.

Jess Varley (Phobias) will make her solo writing and directorial debut on the project. She said in a statement: “This story is very close to my heart and I’m profoundly grateful it’s resonated with such an immensely accomplished team of creatives. I couldn’t be more excited for audiences to fasten their seatbelts and go on this thrilling ride with us!”

Fuller added: “I was inspired by Jess’ vision and handle on the material and I’m thrilled to be working with her.”

Roberts was recently seen in horror film Abandoned, and romcoms About Fate and Maybe I Do. She’s currently gearing up for superhero film Madame Web in 2024, and is currently shooting another sci-fi film, Space Cadet.

Fishburne was last seen in All the Old Knives and The School for Good and Evil. He’s currently working on John Wick: Chapter 4, sci-fi thriller Slingshot, and Francis Ford Coppola‘s epic – almost entirely self-funded – sci-fi drama Megalopolis.

Production on The Astronaut is due to begin later this year in Ireland.


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