Lucy in the Sky Movie

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Who's Involved:

Reese Witherspoon, Zazie Beetz, Noah Hawley, Natalie Portman, Dan Stevens, Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, Bruna Papandrea, Colman Domingo, Tig Notaro, Elliott DiGuiseppi, Brian C. Brown

Release Date:

Friday, October 4, 2019 Limited

for language and some sexual content
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

The film centers on a married astronaut (Portman) who returns to Earth after a mission and begins an affair with a fellow astronaut (Hamm). She heads into a downward spiral as she loses her connection to her family — a condition that can afflict those who spend a long time in space — and when her lover begins another affair with an astronaut trainee (Beetz).

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Who stars in Lucy in the Sky: Cast List

Transformers One, Bridesmaids  

Song to Song, Dolphin Reef  

Joker: Folie à Deux, The Bad Guys 2  

Abigail, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire  

The Exorcist Believer, Mother Couch  

... Kate Mounier

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe, Glitter & Doom  

... Frank Paxton

Michael , Sing Sing  

Who's making Lucy in the Sky: Crew List

A look at the Lucy in the Sky behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Noah Hawley last directed To Be Read Backwards and Lucy in the Sky. The film's writer Elliott DiGuiseppi last wrote Lucy in the Sky.


Noah Hawley


Bruna Papandrea
Reese Witherspoon

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Production: What we know about Lucy in the Sky?

Key Facts

  1. Inspired by the true-life astronaut love triangle in 2007.
  2. Zazie Beetz will play an astronaut trainee who begins to have an affair with Jon Hamm's character (Hollywood Reporter, 4/2/2018).
  3. Jon Hamm will play Natalie Portman’s fellow astronaut who she aggressively pursues after returning to Earth (Variety, 3/14/18).

Filming Timeline

  1. 2019 - August: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2019 - May: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2018 - March: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Expected to start shooting this spring.

  4. 2015 - May: The film was set to Development  status.

Lucy in the Sky Release Date: When was the film released?

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Lucy in the Sky was a Limited release in 2019 on Friday, October 4, 2019. There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Joker, The Climbers and Semper Fi.

As a Limited release, Lucy in the Sky will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

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