Scott Kelly's year in space memoir picked up for film deal by Sony

Now that’s he’s finally back on Earth, astronaut Scott Kelly has been prepping a memoir about the year he spent aboard the International Space Station (ISS) — and it looks like his tale will also be coming to the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures has picked up the film rights to Kelly’s memoir Endurance: My Year in Space. Kelly famously spent 340 consecutive days in space, and holds the record for most days in space for an American, with a total of 382 days (ranging across various missions). In addition to being an awesome astronaut, Kelly also participated in a twin study for NASA, along with his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly.

Kelly’s memoir is being written with the help of Margaret Lazarus Dean, and is slated to be published in November 2017 by Knopf. The book will chronicle “Kelly’s early struggles as a C-student, his training as a Navy test pilot and the loving but highly competitive drive both he and his identical twin brother underwent to become astronauts.”

No word on exactly what direction the film will take, but a true-life story about what it takes to become an astronaut certainly sounds entertaining enough.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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