Sophie (Lana Condor) is a young woman with a bright future ahead of her in Moonshot. That future is also very much planned, especially when it comes to her boyfriend of 8 years. Things change when said boyfriend Calvin (Mason Gooding) moves out of town. Like, way out of town. To Mars. And now she has to choose between staying on Earth and living a relatively normal life or doing something extraordinary and hitting up Mars to be with what she believes is basically her soulmate.
That’s where Walt (Cole Sprouse) comes in. Even though he’s content with the barista life he’s living, he’s always wanted a little something more. When he meets Ginny (Emily Rudd) he finds himself convinced that she’s the one. But when morning comes, she’s gone and he’s left with an impossible choice of following her and his dreams to go to Mars or stay in the same convenient place he’s been in for ages. And of course, we all know that these two find their way to each other while on that search to reunite with their significant others.
Dubbed a romantic comedy with a twist, it seems Moonshot‘s main focus is on self-reflection and growth with a side of friendship. But combine that with the trailer for Moonshot and there’s another story taking place here, one where maybe Sophie and Walt have found who they’ve always wanted to be with in each other. And honestly, we’re seriously hoping that it’s the latter because it’s 2022 and the rom-com resurgence needs to happen now. Plus Condor’s in this. She’s rom-com gold and we will not accept anything else.
Check out the trailer for Moonshot here:
Christopher Winterbauer (Wyrm) directed from Max Taxe’s screenplay (his feature film screenwriting debut). Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon), Sarah Schechter (Batwoman), Jill McElroy, and Jenna Sarkin produced, with Michael Riley McGrath, Richard Brener, Nikki Ramey, Paulina Sussman, Dana Fox and Michelle Morrissey serving as executive producers.
Moonshot premieres on March 31, 2022 on HBO Max.