George Clooney isn’t any stranger to a grand, sci-fi odyssey. In 2002 he starred in Steven Soderbergh’s elegiac Solaris, and he famously appeared reverse Sandra Bullock within the Oscar-winning race in opposition to time, Gravity.
Now he’s made one in all his personal: The Midnight Sky. Directed by and starring Clooney, the post-apocalyptic drama facilities on Augustine, described as a a lonely scientist within the Arctic who finds himself racing to contact Sully (Rogue One’s Felicity Jones). Sully is main a group of astronauts on a voyage again from Jupiter to Earth — however abruptly Mission Management goes useless. The issue: the planet has undergone a serious world disaster, and the return dwelling received’t be really easy. Augustine hopes to allow them to know earlier than it’s too late.
Co-starring David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Demián Bichir, Kyle Chandler, and newcomer Caoilinn Springall, who performs Iris, a woman Augustine meets throughout his arctic mission, The Midnight Sky is customized from Lily Brooks-Dalton’s Good Morning, Midnight. Clooney’s movie premieres simply in time to enter the awards dialog, debuting on Netflix on Dec. 23.