Travelers, the romantic drama on the relationship between NASA’s Carl Sagan and filmmaker Ann Druyan, has found its leads. Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) will star alongside Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick… Boom!) in the biopic. According to Variety, Garfield will star as Sagan, with Edgar-Jones playing Druyan. Voyagers marks the second collaboration between Garfield and Edgar-Jones. Both co-starred in the crime miniseries, Under the Banner of Heaven.
Who’s Involved with Voyagers?
Sebastián Lelio, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind 2017’s A Fantastic Woman, will direct Voyagers from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jessica Goldberg. Lelio and Goldberg worked directly with Druyan to craft the script, based on interviews conducted with Druyan and those who worked on the Golden Record project. The film will be produced by Druyan, Lynda Obst, and Ben Browning for FilmNation Entertainment. Additionally, Voyagers will launch global sales at the upcoming Cannes Market.
“Voyagers unfolds in 1977 as NASA prepared to launch humanity’s first interstellar probes,” the synopsis reads. “A team led by Sagan sets out to create a message to accompany them, known as the Golden Record, which included music and images, for possible alien civilizations. But what starts out as a race-against-the-clock mission blossoms into a love story between Sagan and Druyan.”
Garfield has not starred in a movie since 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, where he reprized his role as Peter Parker from The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. In that same year, Garfield appeared in The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Tick, Tick… Boom!, and the latter resulted in an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Edgar-Jones is coming off the success of last year’s Where the Crawdads Sing, which grossed over $140 million worldwide. The Normal People actress was recently cast in Twisters, the sequel to the 1996 disaster movie starring Bill Pullman and Helen Hunt.