Primetime Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick is directing the science fiction romantic comedy Space Oddity from Rebecca Banner’s acclaimed 2016 Black List screenplay.
Filming in Rhode Island, the independent production stars Kyle Allen (Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story), Alexandra Shipp (the X-Men franchise), and Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale).
“Space Oddity” centers on Alex (Allen), who gives up on Earth and decides to leave it all behind for a one-way mission to Mars, until he develops an unexpected romance with Daisy (Shipp), an enigmatic newcomer. The newfound relationship forces Alex to choose between an uncertain journey to the stars and an even more uncertain journey of the heart, according to a news release.
Brewer will play Liz, Alex’s sister, who has reluctantly returned to the farm where she grew up.
Valerie Stadler is producing with Jack Greenbaum and Richard Arlook for The Arlook Group and Mickey Schiff for Unique Features. Executive producers are Bob Shaye, Ibrahim Al Husseini, JL Pomeroy, Brent Emery, Susan Cartonis, Suzanne Farwell and Anne Clements.
Space Oddity is the first feature Sedgwick and Stadler are producing under their banner Big Swing Productions. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.