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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Tell Us About PASSENGERS and Their Robot Bartender

Next week, X-Men prequel trilogy and The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is teaming up with Guardians of the Galaxy‘s leading man, Chris Pratt for Passengers, a new sci-fi film that is one of the few big budget movies this year that isn’t a sequel or based upon a comic book, a novel, a video game, or a TV show. And when senior editor Dan Casey recently caught up with Lawrence and Pratt, they told him that it was the originality of the script and the concept that brought them together in Passengers.

“You’ll know when you see the movie, and as the story unfolds, how original and compelling, and thought provoking it is,” said Pratt. “You’ll know why we would read this script and want to do this movie. But the idea that it is original and it’s not part of anything else…it doesn’t fit under the umbrella of some comic books or previous titles. That made it really exciting.”

Without giving away too many spoilers about the film, Pratt and Lawrence’s characters will largely be alone on the Starship Avalon. Therefore, one of the only companions they have other than each other is Arthur, a robotic butler played by Michael Sheen. “What I loved is that there is a kind of tradition of British sounding robots in space that really mess things up for humans,” said Sheen. “I like taking my place in that pantheon.” Sheen also dropped some interesting allusions between Passengers and The Shining.

Later in the video, Lawrence and Pratt told us about the brutal shooting schedule for this film, before Dan “exploded our whole movie,” according to Lawrence. You can watch the entire interview above, and Passengers will be out in theaters on December 21.

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