Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum Orbit Each Other in “Fly Me to the Moon” Trailer

Was NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing in 1968 a fake? The short answer to that question, to the chagrin of conspiracy theorists the world over, is no, but an intriguing case is made for why there might have been an emergency fake version of the landing filmed on a set, just in case in the actual mission was a failure, in the first trailer for Fly Me to the Moon. 

Director Greg Berlanti is launching a stellar cast, led by Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, in a period piece about selling the importance of NASA’s Apollo mission to the American public. In order to do that, NASA hires marketing genius Kelly Jones (Johansson) to help improve their public image ahead of the launch. This rankles launch director Cole Davis (Channing Tatum), who already has enough worries on his mind about beating Russia to the moon (and keeping his astronauts alive in the process) and finds Jones’ tactics, including hiring actors to play the astronauts and to stage a fake moon landing as backup in case the mission fails, absolutely outrageous. Yet he’s drawn to Jones, as she is to him, as the laws of attraction, like the laws of gravity, cannot be easily counteracted.

Johansson and Tatum are joined by a starry cast, including Woody Harrelson, Ray Romano, Jim Rash, and Peter Jacobson. Berlanti directs from a script by Rose Gilroy, with a story by Bill Kirstein and Kennan Flynn.

Check out the trailer below. Fly Me to the Moon launches in theaters this July:

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Featured image: Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum in “Fly Me to the Moon.” Courtesy Sony Pictures.


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