Tom Cruise to fly into space for a Nasa-backed film

Tom Cruise to fly into space for a Nasa-backed film

There were whispers earlier this year, that Elon Musk, NASA & Tom Cruise were in negotiations to shoot Tom's next film in space and it has now officially been confirmed by multiple sources including NASA.

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise known for accomplishing impossible stunts, will now be gearing up for a space tour, according to a report by Deadline.

Replying to the tweet Musk wrote: "Should be a lot of fun!"

In July, it was learned that Universal will support the $200 million space film. Next to the illustration are a list of three names: "SpaceX Pilot Lopez Alegria, Tourist 1 Tom Cruise and Tourist 2 Doug Liman".

The actor will be accompanied by director Doug Liman for his space tour in October 2021, as per a tweet by Space Shuttle Almanac. Fellow longtime Cruise collaborator Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation & Fallout, Edge of Tomorrow, Top Gun: Maverick) will serve as the film's story advisor and producer.

Cruise, meanwhile, is now back to filming the latest in the Mission: Impossible movie series with Christopher McQuarrie, after the production was curtailed by the coronavirus lockdown back in March.

"We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA's ambitious plans a reality", said NASA administrator Jim Bridestine.

The action man will become the first star to actually film in space while he's onboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon trip to the International Space Station - and now he has a countdown to prepare for.

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