Peresild was chosen from among hundreds of candidates who submitted themselves for a very difficult test. Photo: Prensa Latina.
MOSCOW, September 23 (RHC) The Russian film “The Challenge” will be the first film to be recorded in space, which the film production team will launch on October 5 for the International Space Station -EEI.
Directed by Klim Shpenko (37) and with actress Julia Peresild (36) as the protagonist, both Russian, filming will last 12 days, during which the cast has been prepared for several months at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, located in Star City on the outskirts Moscow.
As reported by the Russian space agency (Roscosmos) before production began, the film crew on board the ship had to complete part of the usual training for Russian cosmonauts.
He emphasized that “they will have to, among other things, conduct centrifugal and vibration tests, render flights and training in zero-gravity aircraft, and parachute training.”
Peresild was selected from among hundreds of candidates who submitted themselves for a very difficult audition held in November 2020, in search of an actress between 25 and 40 years old, weighing between 50 and 70 kilograms, able to pass various physical tests.
Filming will last for 12 days, the cast of which has been preparing for several months at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Photo: Prensa Latina.
In the plot, Konstantin Ernst, General Director of the First Channel of Russian Television, who is involved in the project with Roscosmos, warns that it will not be just another science fiction movie, but a realistic representation of what will be space travel in the coming future.
“It’s about how a person who is not in any way connected with space exploration, for various reasons and personal debts, gets into orbit after a month,” Ernst explained in an interview with the local press.
In the style of the space race between Moscow and Washington in the 1970s, NASA and actor Tom Cruise also announced their intention to collaborate on a movie on the International Space Station but the Russians apparently went faster.
However, Ernst told Variety that he would have liked to repeat a joint mission like the one carried out between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1972.
“We would have preferred to come to the International Space Station at the same time with Tom Cruise, and we would have enjoyed shooting the movie together a lot more,” he said.
He also announced that the launch of the ship with the film crew will be broadcast live to the whole world on Channel One of Russia, because it will be an impressive spectacle. (Source: latin press).
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