He is known for doing his own daring stunts, but going to space is a stunt that even Tom Cruise has to admit is daring.
Fox News reports that Cruise would lead the first movie filmed in outer space, on the International Space Station, in 2021. Along with The Bourne Identity director, Doug Liman, the 58-year-old actor will form part of Elon Musk's Axiom SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.
While nothing has been revealed about the film, and details of which studio would be involved, or even what the plot is, are unavailable – except that it would be set in space and Tom Cruise is going to star in it – it has been confirmed by NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, on Twitter.
The three-time Oscar nominee has performed some daring stunts for the Mission Impossible franchise, including scaling the tallest structure in the world. Cruise climbed up the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and performed a bold stunt on the 123rd floor.
In another stunt he broke one of his ankles while leaping from one rooftop to another. The movie had to take a break for a while so that Cruise's ankle could heal.
Even SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, has been quiet regarding the announcement. The South African born entrepreneur is known for speaking his mind on Twitter, but he hasn't tweeted a word about it.
Well, we'll have to wait and see if Tom really will... er... CRUISE to space in 2021. In the meantime, we can't wait to see what stunts we'll get to see in the movie.
Watch the Screen Rant video below for more info on Tom Cruise's plans to shoot a movie in space, thanks to the help of SpaceX.
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