Zach Braff Joins Cast Of New HBO Max Sci-Fi Rom-Com Moonshot

The Scrubs actor will appear in the movie as the man who led the charge to colonize Mars.


Actor and director Zach Braff will star in the new sci-fi rom-com Moonshot for HBO Max, joining a cast that already includes Cole Sprouse, Lana Condor, Mason Gooding, Emily Rudd, and Lukas Gage. The film is set to be directed by Chris Winterbauer.

Braff recently made headlines after he earned an Emmy nomination for directing on the Apple show Ted Lasso. He is perhaps best known for his starring role on Scrubs and for writing, directing, and starring in the 2004 movie Garden State.

"The story is set in a future where Mars has been terraformed and colonized by the best humanity has to offer. Two very different college students wind up joining forces and sneak onboard a space shuttle to the red planet in order to be united with their significant others," reads a line from THR's description of Moonshot.

Braff will play an "entrepreneur and visionary" character who led the campaign to colonize Mars.

Braff has a number of projects in the works. He plays a lead role in the new Cheaper by the Dozen movie for Disney+, while he also stars next to Robert DeNiro in The Comeback Trail.

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