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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt have proven that they're both bankable box office stars and likeable offscreen personalities. So what if they teamed up for a new movie?

That's a very real possibility, with both Variety and TheWrap reporting that the stars are both being courted to play the leads in a romantic sci-fi flick called "Passengers." Per Variety, Lawrence is in early talks for the role; TheWrap later reported that Pratt was also in preliminary negotiations.

The synopsis, per Variety:

"Passengers" is set on a spacecraft in the future, with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a distant new planet. One passenger awakens from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else and decides to wake up a female passenger, sparking the beginning of a love story.

According to TheWrap, Lawrence's involvement is the most problematic at the moment, since the Oscar winner has a jam-packed schedule -- including "X-Men: Apocalypse" and Wonder Mop biopic "Joy" -- on the horizon. And "Passengers" has had a rocky road to development, with actors including Keanu Reeves, Rachel McAdams, and Reese Witherspoon all attached to the project at one point.

The current iteration of the flick was written by "Doctor Strange" and "Prometheus" scribe Jon Spaihts. Oscar nominee Morten Tyldum ("The Imitation Game") is slated to direct.

[via: Variety, TheWrap]

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