‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ For a Golden Globe Nominee

Golden Globe nominee Jon Hamm (pictured inside) of “Mad Men” will star opposite Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly in the sci-fi remake The Day the Earth Stood Still for Fox, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Hamm will play Dr. Granier, a NASA official who recruits Helen (Connelly) for the scientific team investigating an alien’s arrival on Earth. Reeves plays Klaatu, the alien who has a simple message: Live in peace or be destroyed. Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) will direct the update of Robert Wise’s 1951 classic from a screenplay by David Scarpa. Principal photography began Dec. 12 in Vancouver. Hamm started shooting Tuesday, according to the studio.

Source: Hollywood Reporter