Rachel McAdams is ready to find love...in space

While making the rounds for her new sci-fi/romance "About Time," McAdams confirmed the rumor that she'll star alongside Keanu Reeves in the sci-fi/romance "Passengers," which is set aboard a spaceship. 

"There's a film called 'Passengers' thats in the works with Keanu Reeves that's all based in space," she told HitFix's Katie Hasty. "[It's] a very cool script. Hopefully that's gonna work out..."

"Passengers" takes place on an interstellar transport ship bringing thousands of people to a space colony lightyears from Earth. The trip takes 120 years, but when Jim Preston (Reeves) is accidentally awoken from hypersleep nearly a century too soon, he selfishly wakes up a beautiful girl (McAdams) in order to have some company.

McAdams is stepping in for Reese Witherspoon, who was initially slated for the role.

TV vet Brian Kirk ("Game of Thrones," "Boardwalk Empire") is directing from a script by Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus"). Gabriele Muccino ("Pursuit of Happyness") was originally set to direct

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.