TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - March 19, 2019
While not everything she does is successful, I've always admired Natalie Portman's ability to take big risks in smaller films: Black Swan, Jackie, Annihilation, and Vox Lux. Her next venture, Lucy in the Sky, is right in line with those finding Portman's character as she returns from a NASA space mission to her regular life, where she may or may not be losing her grip on reality. Good rule of thumb, if you're worried that you're losing your grip on reality, chances are you already have.
The film marks the feature directorial debut of Fargo and Legion creator/showrunner Noah Hawley, whose much ballyhooed script for a Doctor Doom movie has been kicking around for a while and is purported to be his next directorial effort. It will be interesting to see if Lucy in the Sky will be considered a barometer for that film. I'm sure if this one is successful, it will only work in Doom's favor.
In the meantime, though, it looks like we've got a pretty interesting film on our hands here. I think this has plenty of potential and looks like it might be another high concept winner for Portman. There's no official release date set for Lucy in the Sky, but don't be surprised if it lands in the middle of next year's Oscar race.