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Field afoot on HBO’s ‘Moon’

Sally Field has been tapped for her second directorial assignment (and first for cable), helming an installment of the $50 million-plus HBO series on the Apollo space program, “From the Earth to the Moon.”

Shooting begins Friday in Orlando, Fla., with a cast headed by Rita Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, Cynthia Stevenson, Wendy Crewson and Jo Anderson.Hour, titled “The Original Wives Club,” looks at the wives of the Apollo astronauts and how NASA, and the world of space flight, affects their lives.

Field previously directed “The Christmas Tree,” a telepic starring Julie Harris that aired on ABC last December.

Tom Hanks serves as executive producer of “From the Earth to the Moon.” Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Bostick produce. Twelve-part series is skedded for an April debut.

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