RYAN GOSLING GOES TO SPACE
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.