|Manu||Date: Saturday, 14-November-2020, 11:11 AM | Message # 1|
|By Bethany Minelle, Arts & Entertainment reporter|
Russia's biggest TV channel has launched a competition to find a woman to star in what it hopes will be the first feature film shot in space.
Partnering with Russian space agency Roscosmos, Channel One aims to find a leading lady for the movie - provisionally titled "Challenge" - which will begin filming at the International Space Station (ISS) in October 2021.
And in a space race for the 21st century, the project is vying to pip movie star Tom Cruise to the post after he announced he would be teaming up with NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX to film the first narrative feature outside the Earth's atmosphere at around the same time.
The casting announcement for the role says a "a real superhero" is required for the part, someone who wants to "go to the stars… at the same time as becoming a big international star".
While the successful applicant does not have to be a professional actress, she does have to be aged between 25 and 40, stand between 150 and 180cm tall, weigh between 50 and 70kg and have a "chest girth" of up to 112cm.
She is also required to have a clean criminal record.
Additionally, she must be pretty fit, and able to run 1km in three and a half minutes or less, swim 800m freestyle in 20 minutes and dive from a three-metre springboard with an impressive technique.
Read more/source - https://news.sky.com/story....2124448