The award-winning team behind The Social Network are set to reunite for Sex On The Moon.
Scott Rudin, Michael DeLuca and Dana Brunetti – the team behind everyone’s favourite Facebook film – have signed on to produce a film adaptation of Ben Mezrich‘s upcoming book, Sex On The Moon: The Amazing Story Behind The Most Audacious Heist In History. Kevin Spacey is also set to return as the film’s executive producer.
The book isn’t due to be published until the summer, but Sony Pictures have already picked up the rights to turn it into a movie. Despite the fact that the film is yet to be cast, it is already creating a buzz amongst film fans – largely due to the fact that Mezrich’s last book, The Accidental Billionaires, was the basis for The Social Network, which picked up awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score at this year’s Golden Globes.
Sex On The Moon is a rather different kettle fish, albeit another tale based on a true story. The book focuses on 25-year-old NASA employee Thad Roberts, who constructed a master plan to steal moon rocks kept in a NASA vault, all in an attempt to impress his girl friend. It’s sort of sweet. Sort of.
Sex On The Moon will be third book from Mezrich to be turned into a film, since the 2008 blackjack-based drama, 21, was based on his book, Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.
Will Jesse Eisenberg also make a return to star in the film? Or perhaps even Justin Timberlake? We can’t wait to find out!
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