Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise will film his next blockbuster on location—250 miles up in the air and orbiting the Earth once every 90 minutes.
The Top Gun star will fly through the stratosphere to shoot an as-yet-unknown film aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Tuesday.
The American space agency's director Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he was excited that the move would "inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists" to work on space travel.
Cruise, 56, famously still does his own cliff-hanging, car-rolling stunts.
He gained his commercial piloting license after his role in Top Gun as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a hotshot US Navy pilot who has a dangerous and reckless flying style and reportedly flew some aircraft in the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 classic due later this year.
But if his latest daring project goes ahead, Cruise will be the first Hollywood A-lister to appear onscreen from outside the planet's atmosphere.
Deadline Hollywood said there were a few details known about Cruise's movie project but reported it was not part of his box office hit franchise Mission: Impossible.
The seventh film in that series is set to hit screens next year after production was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.