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Tate Taylor to direct film based on speech written about Apollo 11 space mission

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Jun 25, 2014 | 2:08pm EDT

Filmmaker Tate Taylor has been tapped to direct a movie based on the events surrounding the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. In the Event of a Moon Disaster will be inspired by a speech written by U.S. President Richard Nixon's aide William Safire, which would have been read if the space mission ended in tragedy. Principal photography for the movie is slated to begin next year (15). American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 space mission on 20 July (69).

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