Chandler is set to play an American astronaut named Mitchell in the film, which follows the parallel stories of Augustine (Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth.
Mark L. Smith, the screenwriter behind The Revenant, penned the script based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight.
Clooney and his filmmaking partner Grant Heslov are producing the pic under their Smokehouse Pictures banner with Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment.
The project reunites Chandler and Clooney as the two most recently worked together on the Hulu miniseries Catch 22. Chandler was just seen on the big screen in Warner Bros’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters and will reprise his role in the follow-up, Godzilla vs. Kong, out next year.
He’s repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.