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First Look at Kate Mara in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Astronaut’

April 13, 2024


In a first look at the sci-fi thriller The Astronaut, star Kate Mara looks concerned as a recently Earth-bound NASA astronaut being held under surveillance.

Jess Varley wrote and directed the feature, which is currently in post-production and also stars Laurence Fishburne and Gabriel Luna.

It follows astronaut Sam Walker (Mara), who returns from her first space mission and is found miraculously alive in a punctured capsule floating deep off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The synopsis for the film reads: “Expecting to be reunited with her husband (Luna), she finds herself placed under intense NASA surveillance in a high-security house for rehabilitation and medical testing under the control of General William Harris (Fishburne). However, when disturbing occurrences begin happening around the property, she fears that something extraterrestrial has followed her back to Earth.”

Fuller Media’s Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place) and Cameron Fuller, alongside Wonder Company’s Eric B. Fleischman (J.D. Dillard’s Sleight) and Chris Abernathy (Barbarian) produced the feature, which is being shopped out of Berlin‘s European Film Market.

Highland Film Group is handling international sales, with CAA and UTA Independent Film Group co-repping domestic rights.

By Mai Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter