Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today it has acquired North American rights to Kyra Sedgwick’s feature Space Oddity. The film, which had its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, stars Kyle Allen (West Side Story) and Alexandra Shipp (tick, tick… BOOM!) alongside Madeline Brewer (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Carrie Preston (“The Good Fight”), Simon Helberg (Annette) and Kevin Bacon (“City on a Hill”). The film will be released in theaters and digital on March 31, 2023.
Here’s the official trailer!
Planets and lives collide in this Kyra Sedgwick-directed feature. Alex (Kyle Allen) longs to travel to outer space and finally gets the opportunity to do so thanks to a privately-funded Mars colonization program. In the midst of his rigorous preparation, he meets Daisy (Alexandra Shipp), the new girl in town who’s trying to start over. The two wayward souls connect in unexpected ways, both of them harboring secrets that they’re desperately trying to overcome. However, when questions about the legitimacy of the program and the future of his parents’ flower farm begin to crop up, Alex finds himself questioning whether it’s easier to confront his past or fly away into the stars.
In a time where nihilism about the Earth’s future is rampant, it can be difficult to find optimism about what comes next. However, Space Oddity is a heartwarming film that encourages living life to the fullest with those you love the most.
Space Oddity is written by Rebecca Banner and produced by Valerie Stadler, Kyra Sedgwick and Meredith Bagby of Big Swing Productions. Additional producers include Richard Arlook, Jack Greenbaum, Mark Maxey and Mickey Schiff and executive producers are Paolo Mottola Jr., Joe Z. Crosby, Ibrahim Alhusseini, JL Pomeroy, Daryl Roth and Brent Emery. Stefanie Visser edited the film with cinematography by Alar Kivilo. REI Co-Op Studios also serves as an executive producer on the film to show how mainstream films can impact change and elevate current topics including Climate Change and protecting the environment. Additionally, it’s a family affair both on screen and off screen as Sedgwick and Bacon’s son Travis Bacon is one of its composers with Scott Hedrick.