Anatomy of a Fall star Sandra Huller to team up with Ryan Gosling for Project Hail Mary

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Project Hail Mary is the film adaptation of the acclaimed sci-fi novel of the same name by Andy Weir. As per Deadline, the production team of the much-awaited film has officially started to build their ensemble cast. The team announced that Sandra Huller (recent Academy Award nominee for Anatomy of a Fall) has joined the cast alongside Ryan Gosling.

News about the production of Project Hail Mary was initially reported back in February 2024. CinemaCon later confirmed that the initial release date for the film adaptation of Andy Weir's novel is March 20, 2026.

News about the roles to be played by Ryan Gosling and Sandra Huller has not been confirmed, the announcement of the two stars in the cast can only point towards them playing the protagonists.

Ryan Gosling is touted to play the role of the male lead, Ryland Grace, a school teacher who steps in to save humankind from an impending disaster. Sandra Huller is touted to play the role of Eva Stratt, a former employee of the European Space Agency.

What is Project Hail Mary about?

Project Hail Mary is an upcoming science fiction film from Amazon MGM Studios, which follows a school teacher Ryland Grace, who embarks on a mission into space to save humanity from a major disaster. However, the first part of the plot follows the scientist waking up on a spacecraft, in a different solar system, light years away from Earth.

He does not remember who he is and slowly pieces clues from the ship to jog his memory and get back on track for his mission. Despite waking up in a strange solar system, entirely cut off from any human contact, Grace meets an odd friend among the stars who becomes an important component in his quest to preserve Earth.

Ryan Gosling is the other cast member confirmed for the film (image via Getty)
Ryan Gosling is the other cast member confirmed for the film (image via Getty)

The novel chronologically follows Ryland Grace being contacted by former ESA administrator Eva Stratt, as he recruits him for a mission to save Earth. Ryland Grace was a former microbiologist equipped with the necessary knowledge to save the planet.

The upcoming film is being directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (known for directing Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse). Drew Goddard is writing the script for the upcoming film. He has previously worked on adapting another one of Andy Weir's works (The Martian) for a film.

Huller recently impressed people with her performance in Anatomy of a Fall, which received acclaim for being one of the best films in the Academy Award nominations.

As per Collider, the upcoming film is being shot for IMAX screens to provide an immersive viewing experience. The film is currently scheduled to be released on March 20, 2026.

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