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Jessica Alba Tapped for “Weightless” Lead

Posted Friday February 8, 2013 1:55 PM GMT

She’s definitely become more selective about her roles since becoming a mother, and Jessica Alba looks to have found her next project.

According to a report, the “Good Luck Chuck” starlet is in final contract negotiations with Myriad Pictures to front their forthcoming flick “Weightless” from writer Milo Addica.

If she indeed strikes a deal, Alba will play an American astronaut named Maysie Overall in the sure-to-be thrilling film.

Per the synopsis, “Just as she is about to fulfill her life-long dream, she is unwittingly the cause of a tragic, fatal motorcycle accident. Rather than risk losing the opportunity to join the space shuttle's next mission, Maysie chooses to ignore her conscience and flees the scene of the accident.”

“Following the space shuttle's successful flight, an unexpected mechanical failure causes the shuttle to crash on re-entry to earth. Maysie miraculously survives the crash. Once on the road to recovery, Maysie's survival against the odds begins to needle her conscience and leads her to re-visit the scene of the fatal motorbike accident. Riddled with guilt, she cautiously reaches out to the victim's family and meets the motorcycle rider's brother, who is also a local police officer.”

“Maysie then forms a unique bond with the victim's brother that quickly evolves into a steamy affair. She begins to find it impossible to suppress her deep-seeded feelings of guilt and keep the truth hidden that will ultimately set them both free.”

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