Ryan Gosling takes one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind for his next role. The 37-year-old Canadian actor plays Neil Armstrong in the upcoming biopic. The military vet turned American astronaut became the first person to walk on the Moon on July 21, 1969 as part of Apollo 11.
First Man tells 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.
The biographical historical drama reunites Gosling with his La La Land director Damien Chazelle. That collaboration earned six Academy Awards. Will this Oscar-baity project yield the same results?
Claire Foy (The Crown) plays his wife Janet while Corey Stoll steps into Buzz Aldrin’s shoes. Also appearing in the film are Pablo Schreiber, Kyle Chandler and Jason Clarke. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers.
First Man arrives October 12. Watch the first trailer below.
First Man Movie Trailer