Sunday, June 16, 2019

NAT GEO CASTS PATRICK J. ADAMS, JAKE MCDORMAN, JAMES LAFFERTY, JOE DEMPSIE AS AMERICA'S FIRST ASTRONAUTS IN THE RIGHT STUFF PERIOD SET SERIES

'THE RIGHT STUFF' TV SERIES
BOARDS ITS YOUNG ASTRONAUTS
Jake McDorman will lead the cast!
Another period set series for you today, this one with an ultra hunky cast! National Geographic has found the actors for their THE RIGHT STUFF mini series based on Tom Wolfe book about first American astronauts and their families who become instant celebrities in a competition that either will kill them or make them immortal in the quest to be a part of Project Mercury.

Patrick J. Adams plays Maj. John Glenn, a revered test pilot and committed family man with unwavering principles, Jake McDorman is Alan Shepard, one of the best test pilots in Navy history, who is furiously competitive! Joe Dempsie plays Lt. Gordon Cooper, the youngest of the seven who was selected to everyone’s surprise, while Aaron Staton will be Wally Schirra, a competitive pilot with a gift for pulling pranks. James Lafferty plays Scott Carpenter, a soulful man who was dubbed “The Poet” by the other astronauts,
James Laferty, Joe Dempsie, Patrick J. Adams also star!
and Micah Stock plays Deke Slayton, a taciturn but incredibly intelligent pilot and engineer, with Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom, a no-nonsense test pilot who eventually becomes the second man in space.
THE STORY OF THE SERIES
 starts at the height of the Cold War. To combat a national sentiment of fear and decline, the U.S. government conceives of NASA’s Project Mercury, igniting a space race with the Soviets and making instant celebrities
Michael Trotter, Micah Stock, Aaron Staton are also in the cast!
of a handful of the military’s adrenaline fueled test pilots. These individuals, who come to be known as the Mercury Seven, are forged into heroes long before they have achieved a single heroic act. At the heart of a historic drama archrivals Glenn and Shepard jockey to become the first man in space.

8 comments:

  1. Any movie on the subject of Space (astronauts, space missions, space race) is bound to be interesting and exciting.

    I've just read somewhere that an Antarctica big race among nations has started lately. Does it have something to do with climate change, melting of ice, new discoveries under the melted ice..? Sounds interesting.

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  2. I went to a school that was named after Gus Grissom. We have an air force base a little over an hour from where we live, though I haven't been to it, only drove by it (looks quite interesting from the roadside though). I do think this is a mini series that both Jason and I will enjoy. Plus, it's got some major eye candy in it. Kudos to the casting directors!

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    1. I'm quite impressed with the cast! It is almost as if I did the casting LOL Don't think I'd watch it, though, I don't believe most of that space race hoopla, they will probably exaggerate a lot to make the Russian side look bad like they did in currently popular Chernobyl, a series filled with one/sided lies. Here in Europe we all know it was a US spy element who caused the catastrophe.

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    2. You would have made a fabulous casting director. You do have a knack for calling out those with talent.

      I find anything to do with space fascinating. I thought Mariah was interested in working with NASA in some capacity a few years back. Alas, medicine will always have her heart.

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    3. I wonder if she will be safer in a lab than she would be on Mars?

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