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Was the moon landing faked? Operation Avalanche tackles conspiracy theory

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Here at Entertainment Weekly, we try not to promulgate the patently untrue idea that the moon landings were faked. But the new fictional found footage film Operation Avalanche does put what appears to be a very fresh spin on that conspiracy theory (which, as we may have mentioned before, is definitely not true).

Set in 1967 at the height of the Cold War, the movie concerns two young CIA agents who go undercover at NASA to investigate a possible Russian mole. In disguise as documentary filmmakers, they tap phones and break into offices while purporting to learn more about the Apollo project. But when they end up uncovering a shocking NASA secret — and a major government cover-up — they decide to embark on a new mission that may put their own lives at risk.

Directed and co-written by Matt Johnson — who costars with Owen Williams and Josh Boles — Operation Avalanche opens in cinemas Sept. 16. See the trailer below and an exclusive clip from the film above.