Astronaut Drama FIRST MAN Casts Cory Michael Smith


Corey Michael Smith is set to star in First Man an upcoming astronaut drama from Universal.

Smith will play astronaut Roger Chaffee, Chaffee was one of the astronauts in the Apollo program serving as capsule communicator for the Gemini 3 & Gemini 4 missions. In 1967, he died in a fire along with fellow astronauts Virgil (Gus) Grissom and Edward H. White II during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at what was then the Cape Kennedy Air Force Station Launch Complex 34, Florida.

The film also features a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Jon Bernthal, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Pablo Schreiber, Jason Clarke and Brian D’Arcy James.

First Man opens on Oct. 18, 2018.