Mad Men star Jon Hamm is currently in talks to join Fox Searchlight’s sci-fi film Pale Blue Dot, starring opposite Natalie Portman (Annihilation) according to Variety. The film comes from director Noah Hawley (Fargo) with a script written by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies) will produce with Bruna Papandrea.
Pale Blue Dot sees Portman as a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly perfect life. The film explores the theory that astronauts who spend long periods of time in space lose their sense of reality when they return home.
If he joins the film, Hamm will play Portman’s fellow astronaut who she aggressively pursues after returning to Earth.
Pale Blue Dot is expected to begin production in the spring.