Tom Cruise may be the craziest person in Hollywood, in terms of insisting on performing death-defying stunts in every movie he is in, but he is no Russian. And famously, you can’t beat Russians when it comes to death defiance. This concept once again comes into the public eye as six decades after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth, Russia now stands determined to beat the U.S. in a glitzier affair: the first movie shot in space.
On October 5, one of Russia’s most celebrated actresses, 36-year-old Yulia Peresild, is blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS) with film director Klim Shipenko, 38.
Their mission? Shoot the first film in orbit before the Americans do.Continue reading… “Mission Possible: Russia races Tom Cruise for 1st film in space”