Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the space-age romantic comedy “Moonshot.” The film stars Lana Condor as the film’s leading lady, who is faced with a life-changing decision about the love of her life and the chance to go to Mars for a research expedition. Though she ultimately chooses the former, a chance meeting with a free spirited stowaway (Cole Sprouse) is the chance for her to be reunited with their significant others. But along their journey, they find themselves veering off course in unexpected ways.
By the looks of things, “Moonshot” is a perfectly harmless escapism for those looking to get away from the everyday life. Which is fine. These films work. There are charming characters and cheesy plotlines. But for what it’s worth, they are exactly the kind of things that takes us away from our troubles.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Like many 20-somethings her age, Sophie (Lana Condor) is faced with a world of choices. Sure, there’s the future stuff, the family stuff, the job stuff. But, where she is truly confused is on the big choice, the momentous one, the top-of-list one that stands out—what to do about him!
Her long-term b.f. Calvin (Mason Gooding) has moved with his family and taken a job out of town. As in way out of town. A published scientist, Calvin’s posting was supposed to be temporary and now, that “temporary” is beginning to read more like “permanent.”
Then there’s Walt (Cole Sprouse), who’s also confronted with choices, but mmmmmaybe not so many. He’s pretty content with his going nowhere assistant barista job in a college bookshop and his solitary existence. That is, until he meets Ginny (Emily Rudd), and the closing-time-to-sunrise hours he spends with her convinces him that she’s the one. The time just flies. But sadly, at dawn, so does Ginny, off to where her new life is waiting.
A romantic comedy with a twist, “Moonshot” follows Walt and Sophie as they join forces in order to be reunited with their significant others, embarking upon a lively journey that winds up taking them both wildly and unexpectedly off course.
The film stars Cole Sprouse (“Riverdale,” “Five Feet Apart”), Lana Condor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy, “Alita: Battle Angel”), Mason Gooding (“Scream” “Love, Victor”), Emily Rudd (“Fear Street” trilogy, “Hunters”) and Zach Braff (“Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Garden State”).
Christopher Winterbauer (“Wyrm”) directed from Max Taxe’s screenplay (his feature film screenwriting debut). Greg Berlanti (“Love, Simon,” “Free Guy”), Sarah Schechter (“Riverdale,” “Batwoman”), Jill McElroy (“Mary + Jane”) and Jenna Sarkin (“The Tribes of Palos Verdes”) produced, with Michael Riley McGrath, Richard Brener, Nikki Ramey, Paulina Sussman, Dana Fox and Michelle Morrissey serving as executive producers.
“Moonshot” streams exclusively on HBO Max beginning March 31, 2022