Tate Taylor (The Help) has been tapped to direct In the Event of a Moon Disaster which is set to begin filming early next year. Casting is currently underway on the project set up at FilmNation Entertainment and scripted by Mike Jones.
In addition, Taylor and his production partner John Norris are on board as producers.
“Tate is an incredibly talented artist in every sense, and we have been actively searching for the right project to collaborate on,” stated FilmNation’s EVP of Production Karen Lunder. “We’re thrilled to have found it with Moon Disaster.”
When Pulitzer Prize winning author and presidential speechwriter William Safire died in 2009, a speech called “In Event Of Moon Disaster” was discovered in his papers. Written in 1969, the speech was to be read by President Nixon in the event that the Apollo 11 mission to the moon was met with tragedy. That speech is the inspiration for this film which plays out as a fictionalization or alternate reality of the events.
-By Rebecca Murray
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