In the upcoming sci-fi drama Spaceman, Adam Sandler takes on a role that diverges from his typical comedic performances.
Directed by Emmy-winning (for directing Chernobyl) Johan Renck and based on Jaroslav Kalfař’ novel Spaceman of Bohemia, the film promises a unique blend of introspection and cosmic exploration.
Spaceman not only explores the cosmic unknown but also delves into the intricacies of human relationships. With a stellar cast and a thought-provoking storyline, this Adam Sandler-led sci-fi drama promises to be a must-watch for fans of unconventional storytelling and those eager to see the versatile actor in a more contemplative light.
Here’s everything you need to know about Spaceman before it arrives on Netflix in 2024.
What is Spaceman about?
“Six months into a solitary research mission to the edge of the solar system, an astronaut, Jakub (Adam Sandler), realises that the marriage he left behind might not be waiting for him when he returns to Earth,” reads the official synopsis for Spaceman.
Spaceman follows the journey of Jakub (Adam Sandler), an astronaut on a solo research mission at the edge of the solar system. Six months into his solitary endeavour, Jakub realises that the marriage he left behind might not be waiting for him upon his return to Earth. Desperate to mend his relationship with his wife, Lenka (Carey Mulligan), Jakub receives unexpected help from a mysterious creature named Hanuš (voiced by Paul Dano). Together, Jakub and Hanuš work to unravel the issues that threaten Jakub’s marriage before it’s too late.
Who is in the cast of Spaceman?
Apart from Adam Sandler in the lead role, the film features an impressive cast. Carey Mulligan portrays Lenka, Jakub’s wife, while Paul Dano lends his voice to the enigmatic creature, Hanuš.
Kunal Nayyar takes on the role of technician Peter, Lena Olin appears as Commissioner Tuma, and Isabella Rossellini plays Jakub’s commanding officer. The chemistry between Sandler and Mulligan serves as the emotional core of the film, with Renck praising Mulligan’s incredible technical skills and authenticity. Renck told Netflix, “Carey Mulligan is incredible, both in terms of her technical skills and her tremendous authenticity. I love her as Lenka. She’s such a big part of this film, and does such an extraordinary job.”
When is Spaceman being released?
Mark your calendars for March 1st, 2024, as Spaceman is set to premiere on Netflix. The adaptation of Kalfař’s novel has garnered positive feedback from the author himself, who expressed being blown away by the film’s interpretation of his cosmic tale. “I was completely blown away when I saw the film. I’ve seen it twice now,” he said. “I think all the people out there who love weird things and weird art will hopefully be delighted by it.”
Is there a trailer for Spaceman?
Yes, Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Spaceman, giving audiences a glimpse into the weighty and reflective tone of the film. The trailer introduces viewers to the solitary journey of Jakub, the mysterious Hanuš, and the emotional complexities that unfold in the vastness of space.