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Marsters ready to join ITV's 'Moon Shot'

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Marsters ready to join ITV's 'Moon Shot'
Buffy star James Marsters is in final negotiations to play Buzz Aldrin in a big-budget telling of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

ITV1 is lining up made-for-TV movie Moon Shot to air in July next year - the 40th anniversary month of the historic mission.

The budget for the project is estimated at $5m (£2.5m).

Fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins have yet to be cast but producers have promised "big American" names.

Moon Shot will take up the Apollo 11 story 11 days before launch and combine NASA footage, CGI and live action.

Marsters, who played Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, also had a recurring role in the recent series of Torchwood.

> Click here to read our interview with James Marsters

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