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Trivia for Lucy in the Sky

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  • Reese Witherspoon replaced Natalie Portman in the lead role but dropped out to focus on season 2 of Big Little Lies (2017). Later, Portman returned in the lead role.
  • Original title was Pale Blue Dot.
  • Feature film directorial debut of Noah Hawley.
  • Retired astronaut Marsha Ivins criticized the premise of the plot and denied that there is such a thing as a "longstanding idea that says astronauts begin to lose their grip on reality after being in space for an extended period of time".
  • The film title is most likely a nod to The Beatles song 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' from their infamous 1967 album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'
  • Zazie Beetz also stars in Joker, released the same day as this film.
  • Dan Stevens and Pearl Amanda Dickson previously appeared in the Noah Hawley TV series 'Legion'.
  • When Lucy goes bowling her ball is blue and green, like planet Earth.
  • Noah Hawley had previously worked with Jon Hamm and Dan Stevens on his television series, "Legion" (2017-2019); and with Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Donovan on season 2 of his other series, Fargo (2014-).

Spoilers

  • Per Indiewire, the film is "Loosely based on the real-life story of disgraced former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who made headlines when she was arrested in 2007 for the attempted kidnapping of her ex-lover's new girlfriend (the ex was also an astronaut, which only added another layer of nuttiness to the story)."!
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