Kyle Allen, Alexandra Shipp and Madeline Brewer to star in Kyra Sedgwick's Space Oddity
The production is set to begin this month in Rhode Island
Actors Kyle Allen, Alexandra Shipp and Madeline Brewer will star in Primetime Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick's next directorial feature Space Oddity.
Space Oddity is Rebecca Banner's 2016 Black List screenplay that tells the story of Alex (Allen) who gives up on Earth and decides to go on a one-way mission to Mars. He slowly develops an unexpected romance with Daisy (Shipp), which forces him to choose between the uncertain journey to the stars and an even more uncertain journey of the heart.
Space Oddity is Sedgwick’s second directorial feature after Story of a Girl, which got her a DGA nomination. The production is set to begin this month in Rhode Island.
Sedgwick and Valerie Stadler will be producing the film as their maiden venture under their banner Big Swing Productions. Stadler will produce alongside Jack Greenbaum and Richard Arlook for The Arlook Group and Mickey Schiff for Unique Features. Bob Shaye, Ibrahim al-Husseini, JL Pomeroy, Brent Emery, Susan Cartonis, Suzanne Farwell and Anne Clements will serve as executive producers.
Sedgwick is an eight-time Golden Globe nominee, who won Best Actress in a TV series Drama for The Closer. She has also directed episodes of Ray Donovan, Grace and Frankie, City on a Hill, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Notably, she also stars in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Chief Wuntch.
Allen recently starred in Amazon’s The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, and will next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Paramount’s The In Between. Other recent credits include American Horror Story: Apocalypse Now and The Path.
Shipp is starring as the female lead in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s upcoming Netflix movie Tick Tick Boom. Shipp is best known for her role as Storm in the X-Men franchise and for her role in Love, Simon. Other recent feature credits include Shaft, Jexi, and All the Bright Places.
Brewer is well-known for her work in The Handmaid’s Tale and in Orange Is the New Black. She also starred in the Jennifer Lopez-Constance Wu crime movie Hustlers.