Reese Witherspoon nets new astronaut movie

Actress Reese Witherspoon.

Fox Searchlight has picked up the original spec script for 'Pale Blue Dot', an astronaut drama which is set to star Oscar-nominated actress Reese Witherspoon as the lead.

The project will see Fox Searchlight and Witherspoon come together for the second time, following their recent work on Jean-Marc Vallée's 'Wild'.

For 'Pale Blue Dot', Witherspoon will again play the female lead, cast as an astronaut whose life begins to unravel after she returns from a space mission and begins an affair with a fellow astronaut (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Witherspoon will also produce 'Pale Blue Dot' alongside her Pacific Standard Productions partner Bruna Papandrea.

The script is written by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi, who will executive produce with Taylor Friedman and David Greenbaum overseeing for the studio (via ComingSoon).