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The USA Network has acquired The Space Between, a movie about a lonely flight attendant and a 10-year-old Pakistani-American boy set on the morning of 9/11, and will air it on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Melissa Leo (The Fighter) plays the stewardess who takes it upon herself to drive the child back to New York City after their plane is grounded in Texas. “After screening the film during the Tribeca Film Festival, we knew that its home had to be USA,” said Jane Blaney, the station’s executive vice president. “Its message of tolerance and respect is a perfect fit with our Characters Unite pro-social initiative.”

Writer/director Travis Fine (The Others) said in a statement, “I’m honored that USA will be airing The Space Between on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I know that day will be a time for worldwide reflection and remembrance of the tragedy and heroism that is still so vividly etched in our memory.”

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