Kelly Reilly is in talks to take the lead in the Robert Zemeckis's thriller Flight. Deadline reports that Reilly would star opposite Denzel Washington in the coveted role for Paramount. The short list of actresses includes Olivia Wilde and Dominique McElligott.
Reilly would play "Nicole Devlin, a drug addict who is at rock bottom when she meets Whip (Washington), a commercial airline pilot who heroically flies a damaged plane to safety, saving saving 98 lives on a flight carrying 106 people. That achievement comes under a cloud when an investigation ensues over whether or not he had been drinking. The pilot and the girl become friends as each tries to get their demons under control." The script was penned by John Gatins. Reilly has starred in the Sherlock Holmes movies and Pride & Prejudice.
This would be a major boost for Reilly. I think this movie sounds good, I am looking forward to seeing a live-action Zemeckis movie. What are your thoughts?