RYAN GOSLING GOES TO SPACE

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Ryan Gosling re-teams with La La Land di­rec­tor Damien Chazelle to bring the leg­end of Neil Arm­strong, the first man to walk on the moon, to the big screen in First Man. “We wanted to tell the story about one of the most epic ac­com­plish­ments in hu­man his­tory but root it very much in the in­ti­mate day-to-day de­tails of what it was ac­tu­ally like to be Neil at that mo­ment in time,” says Chazelle, who ap­proached Gosling about this role be­fore ask­ing him to star in La La Land. Play­ing the as­tro­naut in the his­tor­i­cal drama (Oct. 11) came eas­ily to Gosling, 37. “What fas­ci­nated me about Arm­strong is that for some­one who ac­com­plished one of the most fa­mous things that any­one has ever ac­com­plished, the man him­self is a lit­tle bit of an enigma,” Chazelle, 33, adds. “Ryan is able to cap­ture that quiet hero­ism.”

Gosling plays Neil Arm­strong around the time of the 1969 moon land­ing in First Man, di­rected by fel­low Os­car win­ner Damien Chazelle.

Neil Arm­strong in 1968.

Cana­dian ac­tor Gosling sees stars.

Claire Foy plays Arm­strong’s first wife, Janet.

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