Fox Searchlight Lands Hot Spec ‘Pale Blue Dot’ With Reese Witherspoon Attached (EXCLUSIVE)

After conquering the wilderness together, Fox Searchlight and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up again as the studio has acquired the original spec script “Pale Blue Dot” with Witherspoon attached to star.

Written by Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi, who penned the Black List spec “Uncle Shelby,” the story follows a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly perfect American dream life.

The story explores the theory that astronauts who spend long periods of time staring at the Earth from space begin to lose their sense of reality when they return home.

Witherspoon will produce along with her producing partner Bruna Papandrea through their Pacific Standard production banner. Brown and DiGuiseppi are exec producing.

Claudia Lewis, David Greenbaum and Taylor Friedman are overseeing for Searchlight.

Witherspoon received a best actress nomination for her performance in “Wild.”

Witherspoon is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller. She can currently be seen opposite Sofia Vergara in New Line’s “Hot Pursuit.”

Brown and DiGuiseppi  are repped by CAA, Dianne Fraser of Industry Entertainment and attorneys Patti Felker and Chris Abramson.

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