Michelle Williams To Play “Challenger” Astronaut

Michelle Williams To Play Challenger Astronaut

Michelle Williams has signed on to play astronaut Christa McAuliffe in the biopic “The Challenger” which deals with the infamous 1986 space shuttle tragedy.

McAuliffe was a New Hampshire high school teacher who was selected to join NASA’s Teacher in Space Project and perished along with six other crew members when the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.

Martin Zandvilet will direct the film from a script by Jayson Rothwell. John and Art Linson and Ben Renzo will produce the film with a May 2019 production start date targeted.

Source: Deadline