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Leonardo DiCaprio turns producer for space drama series

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National Geographic is ready to go to the moon with Leonardo DiCaprio. The network is joining forces with DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions banner, as well as with Warner Horizon Scripted Television, to create the scripted sci-fi series ‘The Right Stuff’ based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book of the same name.

“Having already had a rich relationship with Leonardo, Jennifer and their production company Appian Way on Before the Flood, I’m excited to work with them in a scripted capacity,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

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“With The Right Stuff, we’re looking at moment in time where the everyday life, the trials and tribulations, of these men was scrutinized in the public. The story gives a peek into the minds and goals of these astronauts seeking exploration and adventure during the space race of the ’50s, making it the perfect story for National Geographic to tell.”