Star Wars' John Boyega and Black Panther's Letitia Wright are set to star in an adaptation of Hold Back the Stars, sci-fi romance novel by Katie Khan.
Deadline reports the package is being shopped in Hollywood, with Mike Cahill (Nightflyers, The Magicians) attached to direct from a script by Christy Hall. Shawn Levy's 21 Laps will produce.
Released in 2017, Hold Back the Stars tells the story of a couple's love affair on Earth in flashback as they float in space, trapped after a freak accident with only 90 minutes of oxygen remaining. Deadline characterizes the story as "Romeo & Juliet meets Gravity," the latter a reference to Alfonso Cuarón's Academy Award-winning 2013 sci-fi thriller.
Boyega, who reprises his role as Finn next year in Star Wars: Episode IX, was last seen in Pacific Rim Uprising. He'll next voice one of the characters in the television miniseries Watership Down.
Wright is best known for her role as Shuri in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers 4. She has also been nominated for an Emmy for her work in an episode of Black Mirror.