Berlin 2013: Jessica Alba Lined Up to Star in 'Weightless'

8:35 AM PST 02/08/2013 by Stuart Kemp , Pamela McClintock
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Jessica Alba

Myriad Pictures is preselling the movie, which is written by Milo Addica and will mark the Oscar-nominated scribe’s big-screen directorial debut.

BERLIN -- Jessica Alba is in final negotiations to star in Weightless, an original screenplay from Oscar-nominated writer Milo Addica (Monster’s Ball) that will mark the scribe’s first outing in the director’s chair.

Myriad Pictures is shopping presales to buyers on the project, which will see Alba play the lead role.

Set in the near future, the movie details the story of a female astronaut (Alba) who winds up in a complicated love affair with the brother of a woman who died in a motorcycle accident she caused but didn’t tell anyone about for fear of jeopardizing her place on a space flight.

Myriad's Kirk D'Amico will produce with Steve Norris, alongside the U.K.'s Apollo Productions and its partners, Pinewood Studios and VFX powerhouse Double Negative. 

Addica  is repped by Oren Segal of MPE (Management Production Entertainment), Joanne Wiles and Kevin Crotty of ICM Partners and attorney Karl Austen.

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