Fly Me to The Moon: Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum Must Sell the Moon Landing in New Trailer

Fly Me to The Moon: Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum Must Sell the Moon Landing in New Trailer

There have been several biopics and documentaries about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, but there have also been a number of films all about how the US was actually trying to fake it just in case they failed. Now Love, Simon director Greg Berlanti is going to have his own take on the historic event with the star power of Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson.

Check out the first trailer for Fly Me to the Moon:

Here’s the official description:

Starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, FLY ME TO THE MOON is a sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Brought in to fix NASA’s public image, sparks fly in all directions as marketing maven Kelly Jones (Johansson) wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s (Tatum) already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up and the countdown truly begins…

Culturally, there are several rumors about how the Moon Landing was pulled off, so it’s no mystery that there are multiple films tackling what and what could’ve happened. One infamous rumor is that they got Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey) to fake the Moon Landing, and that’s why Johansson’s character mentions him in the trailer.

It’s not clear how much of this is actually true to life, but I’m game for a silly story about the NASA marketing team who were tasked with getting the people to back a mission to go to the moon during the height of the Space Race.

Fly Me to the Moon lands in theaters on July 12.

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