Lucy in the Sky Movie

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Who's Involved:

Zazie Beetz, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Ellen Burstyn, Dan Stevens, Jon Hamm, Bruna Papandrea, Colman Domingo, Tig Notaro, Noah Hawley, 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

Top Gun: Maverick, The Town  

Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Swan  

The Bad Guys, Bullet Train  

Marshall, Godzilla vs. Kong 2  

The Exorcist, Three Months Later  

... Kate Mounier

Your Place Or Mine, Catch Hell  

... Frank Paxton

The Color Purple, Rustin  

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 The Parts You Lose.

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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