Phil Lord and Chris Miller Will Send Ryan Gosling Back to Space in New Astronaut Film
Directing power duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been tapped by MGM to direct the film adaptation of “The Martian” author Andy Weir’s upcoming novel.
Variety first reported the news on Friday.
The project has been in the works since March, when the studio scooped up Weir’s forthcoming “Project Hail Mary” for a cool seven figures.The story centers on a solitary astronaut who’s assigned a critical mission to save the world.
Ryan Gosling will produce with Amy Pascal, Weir, and Ken Kao, producer of “Mid90s” and executive producer on the Best Picture nominee “The Favourite.” According to Variety, Lord and Miller’s partnership with Pascal, which earned them an Oscar for Animated Feature as producers on 2018’s hit “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” helped get the directors fast dibs on the project.Aditya Sood, the head of Lord and Miller’s production shingle, will also produce.
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