Ryan Gosling Set to Play Neil Armstrong in First Man

First Man Movie

First Man is an upcoming film starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong. The movie depicts the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 and is due for release this October.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.  A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Universal Pictures released the first poster today. The film is to be directed by Damien Chapelle (Whiplash) and is written by Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Post). The film also stars Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Corey Stoll, and Pablo Schreiber. With such high quality talent on board this movie has Oscar contender written all over it.

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