NASA has confirmed plans to film a movie with Tom Cruise aboard the ISS.
It was previously reported that Cruise and Elon Musk were reportedly teaming up to make the first movie to be shot in the final frontier – with the SpaceX founder enlisting the help of NASA to create the ambitious movie.
Now, it’s been confirmed that Cruise will shoot the forthcoming flick aboard the International Space Station.
Posting on Twitter, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote: “NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality.”
NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station! We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA’s ambitious plans a reality. pic.twitter.com/CaPwfXtfUv
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) May 5, 2020
Although production has yet to achieve lift-off, Cruise is well known for performing his own stunts – having snapped his ankle when jumping from rooftops during the filming of Mission: Impossible Fallout in London.
He also memorably scaled the side of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, when filming 2011’s Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Cruise is currently in the process of filming the seventh Mission Impossible movie.
Meanwhile, Musk announced earlier today (May 5) that Grimes has given birth to their first child together.
The Canadian singer, real name Claire Boucher, publicly announced her pregnancy in an Instagram post back in January.
Tesla CEO Musk, who is Grimes’ partner and the father of the child, announced on Twitter in the early hours of this morning (May 5) that Grimes had given birth, with Musk first sharing the news with his followers after a fan asked for news on the baby.
“Mom and baby all good,” he posted after tweeting “a few hours away” last night in reference to the imminent birth. In a follow-up tweet, Musk confirmed that Grimes had given birth to a baby boy.