Our First-Look at Tom Wolfe’s ‘The Right Stuff’ Is Here!

Our First-Look at Tom Wolfe’s ‘The Right Stuff’ Is Here!

Last June 20th was the anniversary of the first moon landing. Would you believe that it happened back in 1969? Were you even alive back then? Well, you get your chance to live through it vicariously or re-live it when National Geographic’s original drama series The Right Stuff comes out. In the meantime, we have the first look-trailer available below.     Wow! Can you believe it when retired Navy test pilot Dave Kennedy said, “What we did today is to try to give our actors exposure to the real world of experimental flight test. It’s important when a production …

Colin O’Donoghue to Replace Joe Dempsie in ‘The Right Stuff’ Adaptation

Colin O’Donoghue to Replace Joe Dempsie in ‘The Right Stuff’ Adaptation

National Geographic has recast one of the three leads in its upcoming series The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe’s 1979 novel. According to Deadline, Game of Thrones star Joe Dempsie, who was previously playing the role of Lt. Gordon Cooper had to leave his role due to visa complications. Colin O’Donoghue, famous for his role in Once Upon A Time, will replace Dempsie as Lt. Gordon Cooper. He will star alongside Patrick J. Adams, known for his role in Suits, and Jake McDorman, known for his role in Limitless.     Image Via Wikipedia   The Right Stuff is a story about determined astronauts which …

Gendry from ‘GoT’ Is Going to Space in ‘The Right Stuff’!

Gendry from ‘GoT’ Is Going to Space in ‘The Right Stuff’!

Gendry in Game of Thrones has been cast in the TV adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s best-selling nonfiction book The Right Stuff!   Image Via Goodreads   This 1979 nonfiction book follows the United States’ efforts in the early days of the space race, focusing exclusively on the first operational manned space-flight program. Codenamed Project Mercury, the program involved a group known as the “Mercury Seven,” whose members included Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton.     The book details how the Mercury Seven became the faces of early space tests which rarely required humans to be on board before, adding a more …

Tom Wolfe, Author of ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities’, Dies Aged 88

Tom Wolfe, Author of ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities’, Dies Aged 88

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Tom Wolfe, the best-selling author of The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test among many other works of fiction, non fiction, and journalism, has died at age eighty-eight after a bout of pneumonia. His death was confirmed by his agent Lynn Nesbit. Nesbit described Wolfe as “not just an American icon… he had a huge international literary reputation. All the same, he was one of the most modest and kindest people I have ever met. I never exchanged a cross word with him in our many years of working together.”   Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1930, Wolfe started his career as …