Spike Gets His (Moon) Shot At A Leading Role

He's played an undead Englishman, a time-traveling dandy highwayman and an evil alien supercomputer made flesh, but if rumors are to be believed, James Marsters' next role will see him play a regular human, but not one more down to Earth. Yes, dear readers, next year, it may very well be the case that James Marsters is astronaut Buzz Aldrin.


Marsters is apparently in talks with the UK's ITV network for an upcoming project called Moon Shot that will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. The made-for-TV movie - which promises unnamed "big American" actors to play Neil Armstrong and forgotten third astronaut Michael Collins - will recreate the last 11 days before the launch of the Apollo 11 mission that changed the world, using a mixture of NASA footage, CGI effects and Marsters' unusual transatlantic accent.

The movie is scheduled to premiere in the UK in July 2009.

Marsters ready to join ITV's 'Moon Shot' [Digital Spy]