You watched Jennifer Lawrence fall in love in Silver Linings Playbook. You watched Chris Pratt go to space in Guardians of the Galaxy. And now, you can watch both at the same with the newly released trailer for the upcoming sci-fi romance Passengers, which propels two of Hollywood’s biggest-name stars into the final frontier for a tragic love story.
The new film from The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum sees the pair of A-listers stranded aboard a futuristic spacecraft after a mission to enter hypersleep for roughly a century goes awry. Pratt’s character, a mechanic by the name of Jim Preston, first approaches his intergalactic crush, Aurora Dunn, with an invitation for a date via an unmanned rover. When they rendezvous for a drink (from robo-barkeep Michael Sheen, no less!) later on, she cuts right to the quick: “So, why did you give up your life on Earth?”
“We boarded the Avalon with a destination,” goes Aurora’s voice-over narration. Mysterious factors conspire against them, however — as Jim puts it, “Something’s wrong. Something big.”
Passengers is scheduled to premiere on December 21st.