Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones are set to star in the upcoming film Voyagers, a romantic drama based on the real-life relationship between astronomer Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. The film, which is being produced by FilmNation Entertainment and directed by Sebastián Lelio, tells the story of the making of the Golden Record, a message that was sent into space with NASA’s first interstellar probes in 1977.
In “Voyagers,” Andrew Garfield will play Sagan, the renowned astrophysicist and popular science communicator, while Edgar-Jones will play Druyan, his collaborator on the Golden Record project who would later become his wife. The film will explore the unexpected love story that developed between the two scientists as they worked to create a message that would represent humanity to any extraterrestrial life that might encounter it.
The director, Sebastián Lelio elaborates, “It is a dream to make a movie about the Golden Record and, within it, the inspiring love story between Carl and Ann. I’m thrilled that Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones will be at the center of this epic romance set against the infinite backdrop of space and time.”
The Story of “Voyagers”
“Voyagers” takes place in 1977 as NASA prepares to launch the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft on a mission to explore the outer planets of our solar system. Sagan (Andrew Garfield), who was a member of the Voyager imaging team, proposed that the spacecraft carry a message to any alien civilizations that might find them. The message was to be a kind of time capsule, containing sounds and images that would give an idea of what life on Earth was like in the late 20th century.
Sagan and Druyan (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who was a writer and creative director on the project, worked together to create the content of the message, which was stored on a gold-plated copper phonograph record. The record contained a variety of images and sounds, including greetings in multiple languages, music from around the world, and recordings of natural sounds like thunder and bird calls.
“Voyagers” tells the story of the making of the Golden Record, from the initial proposal to the final launch of the spacecraft. The film also explores the personal relationship between Sagan and Druyan, which began during the course of their collaboration on the project.
Bringing the Love Story to Life
In addition to Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Voyagers” boasts an impressive cast and crew. The film is directed by Sebastián Lelio, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jessica Goldberg. Lelio is known for his work on films like “A Fantastic Woman” and “Gloria Bell,” which have garnered critical acclaim and accolades from audiences worldwide.
Producer Ben Browning, who previously worked on “Promising Young Woman” and “Passengers,” is also attached to the project, along with Lynda Obst. Together, they bring a wealth of experience and talent to “Voyagers,” which promises to be an other-worldly cinematic experience.
But what makes “Voyagers” truly unique is the real-life love story at its heart. Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan’s relationship was one of a kind, built on a shared passion for science and a deep love for each other. Their work on the Golden Record project, which aimed to communicate humanity’s message to the stars, was just one example of their collaborative spirit and commitment to making the world a better place.
With Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones in the lead roles, viewers can expect to see a compelling and nuanced portrayal of Sagan and Druyan’s relationship. Both actors have proven their talent in previous roles, and their chemistry is sure to shine through on screen.
“Voyagers” is also a testament to the power of love and the human spirit. In the midst of a high-pressure and time-sensitive mission, Sagan and Druyan found love in each other and created a message that would represent humanity for generations to come. Their legacy lives on through the Golden Record, which continues to inspire scientists and artists alike.
“Voyagers” is a film that promises to capture the hearts and imaginations of viewers around the world. With an all-star cast and crew, as well as a powerful and inspiring true story at its core, it has all the makings of a modern classic.
At its heart, “Voyagers” is a celebration of love, collaboration, and the human spirit. It reminds us that, no matter how daunting the task, we can achieve great things when we work together and stay true to our passions.
The legacy of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan lives on through their work on the Golden Record and their inspiring love story, which continues to inspire generations of scientists and dreamers. With “Voyagers,” and the casting of Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones, their story will reach even more people and serve as a reminder of the boundless potential of human connection and creativity.