FilmNation Entertainment has announced that Andrew Garfield will play the iconic scientist Carl Sagan in Sebastian Lelio’s upcoming film, “Voyagers.” The film, which follows the story of Sagan’s life and his contributions to science, has been generating buzz since it was announced, and the casting of Garfield is sure to raise expectations even higher.
Garfield is no stranger to playing real-life figures on screen. In 2016, he portrayed Desmond Doss, a World War II medic and conscientious objector, in Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” earning him critical acclaim and a nomination for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. He also starred as Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, in the 2010 film “The Social Network.”
Joining Garfield in “Voyagers” is Daisy Edgar-Jones, who will play Ann Druyan, Sagan’s wife and creative partner. Edgar-Jones gained international recognition for her role in the television series “Normal People” and has since been in high demand for film and television projects.
The film is being directed by Sebastian Lelio, who won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his 2017 film “A Fantastic Woman.” The screenplay was written by Nick Payne, who is known for his work on the hit television series “The Crown.”
The announcement of “Voyagers” comes as FilmNation Entertainment brings a package of films to the Cannes market. The company is known for producing and distributing critically acclaimed films such as “Arrival,” “The Big Sick,” and “Promising Young Woman.” With Garfield and Edgar-Jones leading the cast, “Voyagers” is sure to attract attention from buyers and audiences alike.
The story of Carl Sagan and his contributions to science is a fascinating one, and it is exciting to see it brought to the screen with such talented actors and filmmakers. Garfield has proven time and again that he has the range and ability to tackle complex and nuanced roles, and his portrayal of Sagan is sure to be no exception. With “Voyagers,” audiences can expect to be entertained and enlightened in equal measure.