Imagine you’ve screwed up your life enough that it’s time for a significant break. A really significant change from your day-to-day reality. For Sam Bell (played brilliantly by Sam Rockwell), that break involves being shipped to the far side of the moon by Lunar Industries, Inc. to work solo on a Helium-3 (HE3) mining facility. For three years.
Perhaps it’s inevitable that the actor who played Zaphod Beelebrox in the amusing Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy would find himself playing this part. A further interesting aspect of Moon is that the writer / director Duncan Jones is the son of singer and actor David Bowie. Oh and the voice of GERTY? None other than the talented Kevin Spacey.