USA to Air ‘The Space Between’ on 9/111/17/2011 12:01 AM Eastern
NEW YORK — USA Network will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the World
Trade Center attacks with the Sept. 11 airing of the original film The Space
The film, which was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, stars Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actress Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Frozen River) as a
flight attendant whose plane is grounded in Texas the morning of 9/11. After realizing
that a Pakistani-American boy who is also on the plane lives in New York and
whose father works in the World Trade Center, she’s forced to drive the boy back
home to his uncertain future in New York.
The film is part of part of USA’s “Characters Unite” campaign to combat discrimination,
according to officials at the NBC Universal-owned network.