It’s one of 2016’s most highly anticipated films and features two of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and now we finally have the first official trailer for Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
Set in the future, Passengers follows the Starship Avalon on its 120-year journey to reach the distant colony planet known as Homestead II. But when one of the ship’s sleeping containers opens prematurely, mechanic Jim Preston (Pratt) is awoken 90 years early and makes the bold decision to open the pod of another traveler, Aurora Dunn (Lawrence), in an effort to find a lifemate and some kind of existence in this vast and empty place.
Passengers looks like it will be a fantastic ride and director Morten Tyldum has really pushed his actors to the limit. This is especially true of Pratt, who is no longer the lovable goofball that we have come to know. His portrayal of Jim is both cool and calm, but also tinged by mystery and an unshakeable sadness. Lawrence on-the-other-hand is completely commanding in the role of Aurora, who is quick, sharp and spontaneous.
Passengers will be released in cinemas on December 21 in the US and on January 1, 2017 in New Zealand and Australia.