Damien Chazelle is following up his huge success with ‘La La Land’ with an adaptation of James R. Hansen’s ‘First Man’, the official biography of the first man to ever walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong. The film is currently scheduled for release November 2nd this year.
“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.
Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. Amblin Entertainment co-finances the film.”
Ryan Gosling will portay the original moonwalker, Neil Armstrong, alongside a cast that includies Claire Foy, Pablo Schreiber, Jon Bernthal, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Cory Michael Smith, She Whigham, and Luke Haas.