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"Venom" star to lead heartbreaking space drama next

Michelle Williams can currently be seen starring in "Venom".

3 Oct – "Venom" star Michelle Williams has landed another leading role, this time in a movie based on a real-life space shuttle tragedy.

The 38-year-old is set to star as Christa McAuliffe in "The Challenger", Deadline is reporting.

To the uninitiated, get ready to feel your heart breaking when you find out about the unfortunate event the movie is based on.

McAuliffe was a high school teacher in New Hampshire who was selected to take part in NASA's Teacher in Space Project. She was one of the seven crew members aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger when it took flight on 28 January 1986.

Just 73 seconds after the liftoff, it exploded.

The tragedy unfolded live on CNN, many had been interested in it because McAuliffe would've been the first teacher in space.


Michelle Williams (L) is set to portray the late Christa McAuliffe in "The Challenger" (Photo source: Variety | Rex | Shutterstock).

Williams will be turning in quite a performance with this heartbreaking role but the multi-award winning actress will no doubt be able to pull it off perfectly, as she's shown with her highly acclaimed role in drama film "Manchester by the Sea".

Production on "The Challenger" is set to begin next May, with Martin Zandvliet ("The Outsider", "Land of Mine") directing from a script by Jayson Rothwell.

Williams can currently be seen starring opposite Tom Hardy in "Venom", where she plays his character Eddie Brock's love interest Ann Weying.


Cinema Online, 03 October 2018