Kyle Chandler and George Clooney are teaming up again, on Clooney’s upcoming Netflix original movie, ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ based on the 2016 novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Chandler recently co-starred in the Hulu miniseries ‘Catch-22’ which was executive produced and partially directed by and co-starred Clooney. Clooney is attached to direct and star in ‘Good Morning, Midnight’. Mark L. Smith (‘Overlord’, ‘The Revenant’) wrote the screenplay. Felicity Jones is also signed on to co-star.
The post-apocalyptic tale follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, and an astronaut onboard the Aether spacecraft, which is trying to return home to Earth, as Augustine races to make contact with the spaceship.
Chandler is playing an American astronaut named Mitchell. Chandler is a familiar face, having gained notice in the long-running drama ‘Friday Night Lights’. He has since appeared in films such as ‘Super 8’, ‘Argo’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘Machester by the Sea’, ‘Game Night’ and the Netflix series ‘Bloodlines’. Most recently, on the big screen, he appeared in ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ and will return in next year’s ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’.
When ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ was announced, Clooney stated:
“Grant [Heslov, Clooney’s production partner] and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project. Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”
Scott Stuber, the head of Netflix’s film division added:
“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life. The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it.”
Here is a full description of Brooke-Dalton’s novel:
Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, is consumed by the stars. For years he has lived in remote outposts, studying the sky for evidence of how the universe began. At his latest posting, in a research center in the Arctic, news of a catastrophic event arrives. The scientists are forced to evacuate, but Augustine stubbornly refuses to abandon his work. Shortly after the others have gone, Augustine discovers a mysterious child, Iris, and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone.
At the same time, Mission Specialist Sullivan is aboard the Aether on its return flight from Jupiter. The astronauts are the first human beings to delve this deep into space, and Sully has made peace with the sacrifices required of her: a daughter left behind, a marriage ended. So far the journey has been a success. But when Mission Control falls inexplicably silent, Sully and her crewmates are forced to wonder if they will ever get home.
As Augustine and Sully each face an uncertain future against forbidding yet beautiful landscapes, their stories gradually intertwine in a profound and unexpected conclusion. In crystalline prose, Good Morning, Midnight poses the most important questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives? Lily Brooks-Dalton’s captivating debut is a meditation on the power of love and the bravery of the human heart.
Check back for more information about ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ as it becomes available.