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"The Challenger" movie (2020)
« on: 10/03/2018 01:18 PM »
Michelle Williams has been signed to portray Christa McAuliffe in a new biopic "The Challenger" to start filming in 2019 for a likely 2020 release.

https://deadline.com/2018/10/michelle-williams-christa-mcauliffe-the-challenger-movie-cast-1202474790/


McAuliffe was previously portrayed by Karen Allen in the 1990 made-for-TV movie "Challenger".

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Re: "The Challenger" movie (2020)
« Reply #1 on: 10/03/2018 04:22 PM »
I guess Alan Alda is too old to play Richard Feynman?

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Re: "The Challenger" movie (2020)
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/2018 11:26 PM »
Karen Allen most physically resembled the late teacher. The 90s movie did a better job casting people who looked more like their historical counterparts. James Cameron did this for Titanic, hence accuracy.

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Re: "The Challenger" movie (2020)
« Reply #3 on: 10/04/2018 12:59 AM »
William Hurt played Feynman in the 2013 TV movie "The Challenger" (find it on Amazon streaming).   I thought he captured Feynman's personality quite well.  The movie was entirely about the investigation and the only astronaut portrayed was Sally Ride.
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Re: "The Challenger" movie (2020)
« Reply #4 on: 10/04/2018 05:45 PM »
The movie was entirely about the investigation and the only astronaut portrayed was Sally Ride.
...and Neil Armstrong.
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Re: "The Challenger" movie (2020)
« Reply #5 on: 10/16/2018 07:03 PM »
It is an extremely sensitive subject, to say the least, and they would be better not screw up / take liberty with any important detail. I think it is pretty courageous from them to tackle such a tragedy, and a rather recent one with that. There has been a lot of Apollo-13 heroism in the history of the space program, and Hollywood did some good movies about them. A movie about a failure is far harder, when you think about it. Plus of course no possible happy ending, only tragedy and heart break.
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Re: "The Challenger" movie (2020)
« Reply #6 on: 10/21/2018 09:14 PM »
It is an extremely sensitive subject, to say the least, and they would be better not screw up / take liberty with any important detail. I think it is pretty courageous from them to tackle such a tragedy, and a rather recent one with that. There has been a lot of Apollo-13 heroism in the history of the space program, and Hollywood did some good movies about them. A movie about a failure is far harder, when you think about it. Plus of course no possible happy ending, only tragedy and heart break.

I agree with you, but calling something that happened 32 years ago "rather recent" is a bit of a stretch. It's all in perspective I guess, for those involved it must seem like it just happened, but there is a whole generation who grew up with no memory of the event.
 
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