Lucy In The Sky was originally called Pale Blue Dot — an even cooler title would have been Marbled Bowling Ball.
After a lengthy space shuttle mission, astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) returns to earth and begins an affair with fellow astronaut Mark Goodwin (Jon Hamm). She falls into a vaguely depressive mindset and then a downward spiral as she begins to feel increasingly alienated from her family — a condition that can allegedly afflict those who spend a long time in space. Things take a turn for the worse after Goodwin starts another affair with an astronaut trainee.
Noah Hawley‘s film, due for release later this year through Fox Searchlight, is “loosely based on astronaut Lisa Nowak‘s alleged criminal activities around her romantic involvement with fellow astronaut William Oefelein.”