Walt Disney Pictures has acquired the spec screenplay Ground Control to Major Tom by Jason A. Micallef (Butter).

Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is attached to direct for Walt Disney Pictures, with Michael De Luca, Josh McGuire, and Trevor Engelson producing.

No plot details were given, and it isn't clear how the title references the famous David Bowie song Space Oddity, since the title is one of the lyrics of that tune. The song is about a fictional astronaut named Major Tom, although it isn't known if astronauts or outer space figure into the plot of this project.

It isn't known when production will begin. Seth Gordon is directing Identity Thief next, which starts shooting on Monday.

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