Mamie Gummer joins Patrick J. Adams on NatGeo's The Right Stuff
According The wrapTrue Detective student Mamie Gummer has been cast in the lead role in National Geographic's upcoming drama series The Right Stuff, based on author Tom Wolfe's 1979 book of the same name. Gummer is to play the role of experienced pilot Jerrie Cobb, who wants to be an astronaut and also start a body of astronauts.
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To combat a national sense of fear and decline, the US government designs NASA's Mercury Project, starting a space race with the Soviets and making instant celebrities for a handful of adrenaline-powered test pilots. These individuals, who become known as Mercury Seven, are forged into heroes long before they have achieved a single heroic act. At the heart of a historical drama populated by deeply human characters, archrivals John Glenn and Alan Shepard become the first man in space.
The Right Stuff will star Patrick J. Adams (Suits) as John Glenn, Jake McDorman (Limitless) as Alan Shepard and Colin O'Donoghue (Once Upon a Time) as Gordon Cooper, along with Eric Ladin, Patrick Fischler and Nora Zehetner. , Eloise Mumford, Shannon Lucio, and Josh Cooke.
Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) will act as executive producer through his Appian Way track, along with Jennifer Davisson, Will Staples, Mark Lafferty and Lizzie Mickery. David Nutter of Game of Thrones will direct the premiere episode of the series and will also be executive producer. Lafferty also signed as a showrunner.
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The series is a co-production between Appian Way Productions and Warner Horizon Television in partnership with National Geographic.
The Right Stuff will debut in 2020 on NatGeo.
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