In 2020, Netflix gave the green light to Spaceman of Bohemia, a weird but also heartwarming deep space adventure movie created by Johan Renck, who is known for his roles in Breaking Bad and Chernobyl, and Colby Day (In The Blink of an Eye). Day will write the script for the movie, which will be directed by Renck. Channing Tatum is also one of the film’s producers, and Adam Sandler is the main character in his ninth movie for the streaming service.
Tango Entertainment is the company that made Spaceman of Bohemia. They have made movies like Never Maybe Sometimes Always, How to Build a Girl, Little Fish, and Little Woods. The project is also being worked on by Nina Gold, a casting director who has won awards for her work on HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s The Crown.
In a press release, director Johan Renck said this about the project:
“As we get ready to go to Chopra, I couldn’t be happier to have found Adam as the perfect travel partner. And now, with the help of the great Netflix family, I am very excited to start on our impossible journey.”
What is the Plot of Spaceman of Bohemia?
Spaceman of Bohemia is based on Jaroslav Kalfar’s 2017 book with the same name, also called Spaceman of Bohemia. Here is the official plot summary for the Netflix version:
A journey through space about love, ambition, and finding yourself. Jakub Procházka grew up in the Czech countryside with his loving grandparents after his parents died when he was a boy. He went from being a small-time scientist to becoming the Czech Republic’s first astronaut.
When a dangerous solo mission to Venus gives him the chance to be a hero he’s always wanted and a way to make up for his father’s mistakes as a Communist spy, he goes boldly into the great unknown.
But in doing so, he leaves behind his loving wife, Lenka, whose love he realizes too late he gave up on the altar of his ambitions. When Jakub is alone in Deep Space, he finds what might be an imaginary giant alien spider, who becomes an unlikely friend.
Over deep conversations about love, life, and death, as well as how good bacon is, the two people form a strong and emotional bond. Will it be enough to get Jakub through a fight with secret Russian opponents and back to Earth safely so he can try again with Lenka?
Who is Cast in Spaceman of Bohemia?
Adam Sandler, who is known for his roles in Uncut Gems and Hubie Halloween, plays the lead role of Jakub Prochazka. Jakub is a Czech man in his 40s who comes from a middle-class family. He is chosen to go into space for his country.
He is going to explore space and try to get to a strange purple cloud near Earth. Jakub doesn’t do well in space, and he often looks sick and messy when he’s in space. He misses his wife Lenka, and he thinks he’s going crazy when he thinks he made friends with an alien creature that came on board his ship.
Adam Sandler is going to space.
In director Johan Renck's upcoming adaptation of SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA, from author Jaroslav Kalfar, an astronaut (Sandler) sent to the edge of the galaxy discovers a creature from the beginning of time lurking within his ship. pic.twitter.com/O4djCo409r
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) October 26, 2020
First, Robert Downey Jr. and then Joaquin Phoenix were asked to play Jakub Prochazka. At first, Netflix thought about putting Rachel Weisz in the role of Lenka, Jakub’s pregnant wife. Carey Mulligan has been chosen instead.
Throughout the story, they are able to video call each other, but Jakub’s absence, especially while she is pregnant, puts a lot of stress on their relationship. Paul Dano, Kunal Nayyar, Isabella Rossellini, and Sinéad Phelps are the only people left on the cast list for Spaceman of Bohemia.
What is the Status of Spaceman of Bohemia?
On April 19, 2021, in New York City, the main filming for Spaceman of Bohemia began. The movie was made in the Czech Republic in the end, and it was done on July 1, 2021.
The budget for the movie is said to be $40 million.
When Will Spaceman of Bohemia Be Available on Netflix?
At first, it seemed like Spaceman of Bohemia would come out on Netflix in 2022. However, we’ve since learned that Spaceman of Bohemia, along with other movies that were supposed to come out in 2022, have been pushed back to 2023.
We’re still waiting for Netflix to tell us when the movie will come out.
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