Michelle Williams plays the first teacher in space in ‘The Challenger’

The American actress Michelle Williams will play the role of teacher Christa McAuliffe jr. in the historical drama ‘The Challenger’, about the disaster with the same space shuttle on 28 January 1986, 73 seconds after launch exploded. That message entertainmentmagazine Deadline.

When the disaster came the entire crew, 7 people, to life. One of those astronauts was McAuliffe, a teacher at a secondary school in the American state of New Hampshire. They would during the mission to teach lessons from space. She received posthumously a Congressional Space Medal of Honor awarded.

Williams was in her career, four times nominated for an Oscar: for her supporting roles in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea” and for her leading roles in ‘Blue Valentine’ and ‘My Week With Marilyn’. She appeared recently in ‘All the Money in the World’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’ and will soon be shown together with Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’.

The recordings for ‘The Challenger’, directed by the Dane Martin Zandvliet (‘The Outsider’), start in may next year.

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