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Rachel McAdams In Talks to Join Keanu Reeves in ‘Passengers’

Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to join Keanu Reeves in the sci-fi drama “Passengers,” sources confirm.

The Weinstein Company recently acquired rights to the long-gestating project at Cannes.

Brian Kirk, whose TV credits include “Game Of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire,” is attached to direct in what will be his feature debut. Wayfare Entertainment is financing and producing the pic from a script by Jon Spaihts.

Passengers” is set in the future on a spacecraft with thousands of passengers making an interstellar voyage to a new planet with a single passenger (Reeves) awakening from cryogenic sleep 90 years before anyone else. He then awakens a beautiful woman, played by McAdams.

McAdams is currently filming an untitled Cameron Crowe romantic comedy and recently wrapped the Wim Wenders pic “Every Thing Will Be Fine.”

She can next be seen in “A Most Wanted Man.”

Reese Witherspoon was originally attached to star opposite Reeves but had to  exit the project over a scheduling conflict.

McAdams is repped by Shelley Browning at Magnolia Entertainment. Her attorney is Howard Fishman.

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