The studio has acquired rights to his memoir, 'Endurance: My Year in Space'

By Oliver Gettell
Updated September 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Scott Kelly has splashed down at Sony Pictures. The studio has acquired the rights to the pioneering astronaut’s forthcoming memoir, Endurance: My Year in Space, EW has confirmed.

Scheduled for publication by Knopf in November 2017 and to be written with Margaret Lazarus Dean, Kelly’s book will chronicle his journey from C-student to Navy test pilot to astronaut who spent nearly a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station.

The film adaptation will be produced by Amy Pascal (the former Sony movie chief) and Rachel O’Connor of Pascal Pictures, along with Elizabeth Cantillon of the Cantillon Company. Kelly and his twin brother, fellow astronaut Mark Kelly, will serve as co-executive producers. Mark Kelly’s wife, the former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will serve as a consultant, as will Dean.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.