Lucy in the Sky Movie

Lucy in the Sky movie poster

Who's Involved:

Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Bruna Papandrea, Dan Stevens, Ellen Burstyn, 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

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" , "No Sudden Move"  

"Thor: Love and Thunder" , "No Strings Attached"  

"Bad Guys" , "The Harder They Fall"  

"I'm Your Man" , "The Call of the Wild"  

"Queen Bees" , "Exorcist"  

... Kate Mounier

"Army of the Dead" , "Together Together"  

... Frank Paxton

"Candyman" , "Zola"  

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. August 2019: The film was in Completed status.
  2. May 2019: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. March 2018: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  4. Expected to start shooting this spring.

  5. May 2015: The film was in Development status.

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

Lucy in the Sky was released in 2019 on Friday, October 4, 2019 (Limited release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Joker, The Climbers and Rogue Warfare.

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