Jon Hamm, looking dapper, as Jon Hamm does.
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Noah Hawley’s next project isn’t quite as mindbending as his work on Legion, but its intriguing premise just got a shot in the arm with the addition of Jon Hamm, who’ll play another astronaut alongside main character Natalie Portman.

Variety reports that Hamm will be joining the film as a fellow space traveler that Portman’s character “aggressively pursues” when she returns to Earth after a lengthy space-bound mission—only to find her seemingly normal and happy life on the titular dot unravelling around her.

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We still don’t know a lot about Pale Blue Dot beyond its attempts to explore the mental state of astronauts after long-term spaceflight, but given Hawley’s résumé and the stars he’s brought into the project, we can’t wait to see more. Production on the film is set to start this spring.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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