Exclusive: Passengers To Be Screened At International Space Station

by Hunter Miller

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt's upcoming sci-fi thriller Passengers is out of this world...literally. Sony Pictures Entertainment is collaborating with NASA in order to send the movie to the International Space Station so astronauts orbiting the Earth can enjoy the film.

The forthcoming film portrays the real-life possibilities of space travel, and the exploration of the universe. On Wednesday, NASA shared a PSA featuring Lawrence and Pratt that encourages moviegoers to learn more about the subject.

"Scientists believe there may be there may be at least one potentially habitable planet revolving around every star we see in the sky," Chris Pratt says in the video.

Jennifer Lawrence then says, "NASA is exploring our solar system, and far beyond, to look for what one day could be a new home away from earth." 

In order to continue the dialogue regarding real-life space exploration, NASA JPL scientist and expert on exoplanet exploration, Tiffany Kataria, and the CEO of SpaceWorks, Dr. John Bradford, are set to speak at the movie's junket this coming weekend.

Former NASA astronauts Garrett Reisman, Michael Massiminio, and Nicole Stott are also scheduled to join Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt at the Los Angeles premiere of Passengers.

Neal H. Moritz, a producer on the film, said: "The movie is about the very real possibility of traveling to a new home around another star. It's fascinating to discover the real science behind that – to see how astronomers are discovering exoplanets and finding ways that what we imagine could someday become a reality."

Check out the NASA PSA above.

Here's the official synopsis for Passengers:

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction… only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.

The film was directed by Morten Tyldum, with the script being penned by Jon Spaihts. The producers for Passengers were Neal H. Moritz, Stephen Hamel, Michael Maher, and Ori Marmur.

Passengers hits theaters on December 21.

How do you think the astronauts will react to being able to watch Passengers in their free time?

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