Big Little Lies star Reese Witherspoon has signed on to star in and produce the upcoming sci-fi movie Pyros along with producer Simon Kinberg (Deadpool, Logan, Legion).
The film will be based on the short story Tardy Man by Thomas Pierce, which was previously printed in The New Yorker. Thomas will be writing the film adaptation as well. Deadline reports the following synopsis for the story:
Tardy Man deals with a group of augmented people who are fitted with indestructible fire suits that are fused to their spines. They work for a corporation that recovers objects for wealthy people when their houses are burning. It is strictly forbidden for them to veer from their salvage missions, even when other humans are in danger. The protagonist decides to make an exception to this rule and that is the jumping off point.