Director Noah Hawley's film is loosely based on 2007 case of NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak.
Lucy in the Sky tells the story of married astronaut Lucy Cola (Portman), who has an affair with fellow astronaut Mark Goodwin (Jon Hamm). When he dumps her for another woman in the program, she begins to lose her grip on reality. Originally titled Pale Blue Dot, the movie is the feature-film debut for director Noah Hawley, whose TV credits include Fargo and Legion. Reese Witherspoon was initially considered for the lead role of Lucy but dropped out to shoot the second season of Big Little Lies. Portman came aboard instead, making this at least her second song-titled film alongside Jane Got a Gun.
This sounds like a terrible movie.
It's based on a "real-life" event.... kind of. The trailer didn't really make me want to go see it... just sounds like a boring fake-thriller.
I was kind of hoping they'd go with a horror/sci-fi angle.