Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, revealed on Thursday that actress Yulia Peressild, 36, and director Klim Chipenko, 37, would be sent to the International Space Station to make the first fictional film shot in space.
According to a statement released by Roscosmos, the expedition will depart from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 5, 2021 aboard the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft.
According to the Russian space agency, the film is a space drama with the working title The Challenge. Klim Chipenko, the director of Kholop, Saliout-7, and Text, will direct it.
The press release contains no information about the film’s history or Yulia Peressild’s position.
Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s space agency, is a co-producer on the film, and has expressed his desire for Russia to be the first country to shoot a film in space.
In addition, Tom Cruise will be shooting a film in space in October.