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Reese Witherspoon in talks for Passengers

Reese Witherspoon in Rendition

Story by Jack Foley

REESE Witherspoon is in talks to star alongside Keanu Reeves in sci-fi drama Passengers.

To be directed by Brian Kirk, the story picks up as a starship transporting human cargo to a colony malfunctions, causing one passenger (to be played by Reeves) to thaw early from his cryogenic sleep.

Desperate not to be left alone for the next century, he decides to wake up another passenger, a female – the role Witherspoon has entered negotiations to play, according to sources quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.

Witherspoon can currently be seen in Mud alongside Matthew McConaughey. She next will appear in Devil’s Knot, the true-life drama about the West Memphis Three.

Reeves is producing the movie, which is due to shoot in Montreal later this year.

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