Ryan Gosling will be making one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. The actor is re-teaming with La La Land director Damien Chazelle for First Man, a Universal Pictures film about astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.
After orbiting the project since late 2015, in December Gosling reached a deal to star in the movie adaptation 0f the book First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansenin, The Hollywood Reporter learned.
The script is written by Josh Singer, the Oscar-winning co-writer of Spotlight.
First Man will tell the story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, specifically World War II Navy bombing pilot Neil Armstrong and his team. The film will explore the cost and sacrifices made in one of mankind’s most dangerous missions.
Chazelle’s La La Land has emerged as one of the best movies this awards season with seven Golden Globe nominations, including one for Chazelle, for directing, as well as one for Gosling, for acting.
The actor recently finished Blade Runner 2049 with Harrison Ford and should start working on First Man should next year.
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