*** My 4-star review is now live ***
This sounds like the perfect film for anyone who’s getting tired of hearing about people finding success in middle age who still turn out out to be several years younger than them, I mean me. (There’s only so long we can cling on to the memory of Mary Wesley, hitting the big time with her first adult novels in her 70s.)
“ASTRONAUT features a charismatic central performance from Hollywood legend Richard Dreyfuss as a lonely widower who lies about his age when entering a competition to win a trip into space.”
It’s an intriguing premise, and also how great is it to get a short and sweet synopsis that tells us what we need to know. Here’s the trailer:
Astronaut was meant to be released into cinemas on March 20th, but the big shutdown means it’s now being fast-tracked for an April 27th UK digital release.
Dreyfuss’s Astronaut co-stars include Richie Lawrence, Krista Bridges and Lyriq Bent. Making her directoral feature debut is Shelagh McLeod.
McLeod starred in the excellent and intriguing dystopian short film Sundown which I reviewed recently.