Actress REESE WITHERSPOON has been hand-picked by former astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN to play his wife in a film version of his life.
Aldrin, the second man to step foot on the moon, is in talks to make a movie about his life – including his romance with wife Lois – after his famed 1969 Apollo 11 flight.
And the 78-year-old, who recently loaned his vocal talents to 3-D movie Fly Me To The Moon, envisions Witherspoon in the role of his partner.
He tells People.com, “Lois likes Reese Witherspoon because she played a similar part in Walk the Line.
“My experiences post-flight were ones of not being very productive for quite a while – depression and alcoholism, things like that. I was trying to recover from that and ran into (Lois) afterwards.”
Witherspoon won an Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter, wife of country singer Johnny Cash, in the 2005 biopic.