Given the Oscar buzz surrounding 'First Man', it could just be that space-related movies are coming back into fashion as Michelle Williams is now set to lead a movie based on the 1986 Challenger disaster.

Williams will play Christa McAuliffe, who was a teacher that had taken part in NASA's Teacher In Space program and was part of the Challenger crew that died on January 28th, 1986. The space shuttle, which was carrying seven astronauts including McAuliffe, exploded 73 seconds after takeoff - all of which was caught on live television and became one of the most shocking moments in American history.

As it stands, there's no word on further casting, but you'd have to imagine that something on this scale would likely see a huge raft of talent being involved. 'Land Of Mine' director Martin Zandvliet is set to helm with a script by Jayson Rothwell, however no release date has been set as of yet.