Scott Kelly's Historic Year in Space to Be Adapted Into a Movie

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 12:58PM
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 12:58PM
Scott Kelly's Historic Year in Space to Be Adapted Into a Movie
Earlier this year, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly finished his historic Year in Space, setting the record for total number of days in space by an American astronaut. Now, Sony is making the space man's remarkable life into a movie, based on his upcoming memoir: Endurance: My Year in Space.

Kelly returned in March from a year living on the ISS, spending 340 consecutive days in space, and setting the American record with 382 total days in space. He announced his retirement from NASA soon thereafter, but he hasn't slowed down, as his memoir (co-written by Margaret Lazarus Dean) is due in November 2017 from Knopf. The book, and by extension the movie, will not only chronicle his year in space, but also his youthful struggles as a C-student and his friendly rivalry with fellow astronaut and twin Mark Kelly.

Sony's Amy Pascal will produce the film through her Pascal Pictures banner, and Mark and Scott Kelly will both serve as producers. Lazarus Dean will also consult, as will former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is married to Mark Kelly.
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