The director of Another Earth and I Origins brings together two of today's most beloved stars for a literal love story.
Deadline reports that John Boyega and Letitia Wright may team up with director Mike Cahill to make Hold Back the Stars based on a book by Katie Khan. The book is about a couple traveling to a new world to start a new life – but stuck in space with only 90 minutes of oxygen available.
Neither Boyega nor Wright needs much introduction by now. They know their work in Star Wars resp. Black Panthe r and will see more in both franchise companies in the future. Cahill, on the other hand, is a director who may be under your radar. He filmed two of the most underrated and interesting sci-fi films of this decade (the aforementioned Another Earth and I Origins ) and has a sequel to the upcoming Nightflyers soon. He's a huge talent who has not had the mainstream shot he needs right now. This movie could be it.
The film is currently sold in Hollywood and is expected to be sold quickly to a retailer. It comes with a script by Christy Hall and the support of the production company 21 Laps, which has produced some projects of which you may have heard such as Stranger Things and Arrival .