‘La La Land‘ director Damien Chazelle is helming a Neil Armstrong biopic based on the biography ‘First Man: A Life Of Neil A. Armstrong’, written by James Hansen. Writing the script for ‘First Man’ will be oscar-winning Josh Singer, who co-wrote ‘Spotlight’, and now it’s being reported that Ryan Gosling is officially set to star in Universal’s biopic.
Neil Armstrong was of course the first man to walk on the moon following NASA’s successful mission in 1969, a mission in which Armstrong, along with fellow astronaut crew mates Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, made history. The film is set to focus on Armstrong and NASA in the run up to Apollo 11’s mission, and delve into the troubles, costs, and sacrifices that this mission caused not only the team at NASA, but also the United States of America.
With both ‘Whiplash’ and ‘La La Land’ already under his directorial belt, I have complete faith that Chazelle will approach this film with as much passion and enthusiasm that is evident in both his previous films and deliver something truly spectacular.
‘First Man’ will hit cinemas October 12th 2018