Ryan Gosling stars in new adaptation of The Martian author, Colin Farrell and Margot Robbie team up for road trip film, and Celine Song directs Past Lives followup

Project Hail Mary (Pascal Pictures)

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing team behind the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Jump Street franchises, are set to direct an adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel Project Hail Mary. The plot follows a teacher-turned-astronaut (played by Ryan Gosling) tasked with saving the Earth from a potentially catastrophic ice age by journeying to a far-off galaxy. The film will be overseen by former Sony chairperson Amy Pascal, who previously produced the pair’s Spider-Verse animated films, and filming will begin this July in London.

A Big Bold Beautiful Journey (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Koganada, the video essayist-turned-director behind atmospheric arthouse hits Columbus and After Yang, will reunite with actor Colin Farrell for A Big Bold Beautiful Journey. Co-starring Margot Robbie, the film is described as an imaginative tale of two strangers and the unbelievable journey that connects them after encountering a car with a magical GPS. Written by Seth Reiss (The Menu), the film with be co-produced by Imperative Entertainment (which recently oversaw Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon), with filming set to begin in Los Angeles on May 17.

The Materialists (A24)

Celine Song, fresh off an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, is set to direct a follow-up to her breakout debut Past Lives. Starring Chris Evans, Dakota Johnson and Pedro Pascal, the film is a New York-set rom-com following a high-end matchmaker who gets involved with a wealthy man. According to press materials, “Materialists provides a unique glimpse into the lives of the city’s elite. Lucy’s [Johnson’s] expertise in matchmaking is highly sought after by those willing to pay a premium for her services. However, the film hints at complications that arise, leading to a toxic love triangle that threatens to unravel the lives of all involved.” Filming is set for New York City beginning on May 15.