Faster Than Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Memoir Can Launch Into Bookstores, It Gets a Movie Deal

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's inspiring story of man withstanding a really long time away from family, friends, and gravity is set to become an inspiring motion picture about a man in space. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony bought the movie rights to Kelly's upcoming memoir Endurance: My Year in Space a whole 14 months before the book's November 2017 launch date. In the book, Kelly, who holds the American record for most time in space at 382 total days, covers his rise from being a C student to his training as a Navy test pilot to his special 340-day mission at the International Space Station. The movie and book will also heavily feature Scott's competitive relationship with his identical twin brother and fellow astronaut, Mark Kelly. Scott and Mark will co-executive-produce the film, while Mark's wife, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will be a consultant.