The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones are set to star in Voyagers, a Carl Sagan biopic directed by Sebastián Lelio, who recently helmed Netflix’s The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh and Tom Burke.
Garfield and Edgar-Jones recently starred in the critically acclaimed FX miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven, which was nominated for several awards. Both Garfield and Edgar-Jones were nominated for Golden Globes and Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards for their respective performances in the series.
Garfield will be playing Sagan, while Edgar-Jones is set to star as documentary filmmaker Ann Druyan. The movie will chronicle Sagan’s 1977 NASA mission to launch the Voyager 1 and 2 probes, where he falls in love with Druyan. Lelio and Jessica Goldberg penned the screenplay, with Druyan, Linda Obst, and Ben Browning producing.
In a statement, Lelio expressed that “As a nine-year-old boy growing up during Chile’s dictatorship, Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan’s TV series Cosmos had a profound impact on me, igniting my fascination with life’s biggest questions and mysteries. It is a dream to make a movie about the Golden Record and, within it, the inspiring love story between Carl and Ann. I’m thrilled that Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones will be at the center of this epic romance set against the infinite backdrop of space and time.”
Druyan added to Lelio’s excitement of the film by stating the following: “Imagine falling madly, truly in love with one of the greatest humans who ever lived, while creating a complex message about what it is to be alive, a golden record affixed to the first interstellar spacecraft launched by our species, bound to sail the Milky Way galaxy long after Earth ceases to exist. It takes a movie to bring that mythic experience, that cosmic love story to vivid life.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter