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Laurence Fishburne to Star in ‘Passengers’ Alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

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Laurence Fishburne to Star in ‘Passengers’ Alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

Laurence Fishburne, whose film credits include sci-fi staples like “The Matrix” and the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” is in talks to join Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in director Morten Tyldum’s sci-fi movie “Passengers,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. No details about Fishburne’s role have yet been released.

Directed by The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum, “Passengers” focuses on a male space traveler who wakes up from cryo-sleep 90 years early and decides to rouse a fellow female traveler to keep him company. “Prometheus” and “Doctor Strange” scribe Jon Spaihts penned the script before he landed his Marvel gig. Michael Sheen is also attached to the project.

The film has bounced from the Weinstein Company to Focus Features before ending up at Sony Pictures in December. Along its tour of the studios, such actors as Keanu Reeves, Rachel McAdams and Reese Witherspoon were attached.

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