Lucy in the Sky is a 2019 American science fiction psychological drama film directed by Noah Hawley.

Official trailers

FoxSearchlight on Monday, August 26, 2019 released the trailer:
LUCY IN THE SKY | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight.

Story intro

The film is loosely based on astronaut Lisa Nowak's criminal activities around her romantic involvement with fellow astronaut William Oefelein. Astronaut Lucy Cola is left awestruck from her first mission in outer space. Upon returning to earth, she immediately feels disconnected from her normal life with her husband and niece. Although required to undergo NASA therapy and recommended to rest, Lucy begins pushing herself physically and mentally in order to return to space on the next available mission. During training, Lucy encounters a younger female astronaut named Erin. Bored by and frustrated with her supportive husband, Lucy begins spending time with other astronauts who have been to space, eventually beginning an affair with one named Mark. Determined to beat a record recently set by Erin, Lucy nearly drowns during an underwater test, but remains completely calm with her heartbeat actually growing calmer. Later it is discovered that Mark is also having an affair with Erin, leaving Lucy feeling increasingly isolated from her husband. Refusing to be beaten, Lucy pushes to escalate her affair and demands that Mark cease his relationship with Erin. Lucy's beloved grandmother dies of a stroke, an event that leaves Lucy deeply distressed and causing her husband to be increasingly concerned by her erractic behavior. Breaking down after the funeral, Lucy walks out on her husband, with her teenage niece in tow. NASA administration confronts Lucy with her near drowning (as well as evidence that she has been blowing off therapy) and tells her she is being passed over for the role in the upcoming mission. Despite promises that she can qualify for the following mission in three years time, Lucy becomes furious and paranoid that has been passed over for ulterior reasons. Breaking into Mark's computer, Lucy finds emails showing both that he has continued his affair with Erin, as well as correspondence from Mark urging NASA that Lucy be passed over. Her paranoia is confirmed when Lucy finds that Erin has been selected for the mission.


Natalie Portman
Lucy Cola
Jon Hamm
Mark Goodwin
Zazie Beetz
Erin Eccles
Dan Stevens
Drew Cola
Colman Domingo
Frank Paxton
Ellen Burstyn
Nana Holbrook
Pearl Amanda Dickson
Blue Iris
Jeremiah Birkett
Hank Lynch
Joe Williamson
Mayer Hines
Tig Notaro
Kate Mounier
Nick Offerman
Dr. Will Plimpton
Jeffrey Donovan
Jim Hunt
Stella Edwards
Arlo Mertz
Tobias Schönleitner
Miles Henckle
Diana DeLaCruz
Dr. Addison
Cali DiCapo
Elementary School Girl
Arnell Powell
Earl Pearly
Rene Herrera
Nasa Safety Driver #1 (as Rene H. Herrera)
Casey Adams
NASA Safety Driver #2
Rick Rottger
Nasa Safety Driver #3
Sean Taylor
Nasa Safety Driver #4
Shay Ali
Test Engineer
Zylan Brooks
Doctor (as S. Zylan Brooks)
Jake Dashnaw
San Diego Police #1
Chad Dashnaw
San Diego Police #2
Alyma Dorsey
San Diego Police #3
Ryan Ryusaki
San Diego Police #4
Mic Rodgers
San Diego Police #5
Jay Hieron
San Diego Police #6
Jon Berryman
Gas Station Dad
Brittany Berryman
Gas Station Mom
Aiden Berryman
Gas Station Boy #1
Jonny Berryman
Gas Station Boy #2
Nicole Dele
Store Clerk
Rasha Goel
News Anchor


The film Lucy in the Sky was scheduled to be released on September 11, 2019 (TIFF), on October 4, 2019 (United States), on December 6, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on March 18, 2020 (France) by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and 20th Century Fox.

The duration of the film is 124 minutes. With a budget of $27 million, the film grossed over $319,976.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Lucy in the Sky got low rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Lucy in the Sky

Wikipedia: Lucy in the Sky

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