Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy in Neil Arm­strong biopic

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Ac­tors Ryan Gosling (right) and Claire Foy (left) are set to star in The First Man — the Neil Arm­strong (in­set) biopic di­rected by film­maker Damien Chazelle. Gosling will por­tray Neil —the first man to land on the moon, while Foy will play the role of his wife.

Though the film will cen­tre around Arm­strong’s fam­ily, and his strug­gles as a per­son, it will also de­pict the US, dur­ing the ’60s and NASA’s race with the Sovi­ets to be the first na­tion to gain ex­trater­res­trial ground.

In­spired by James Hansen’s bi­og­ra­phy, First Man: The life of Neil A. Arm­strong, the film be­gan its shoot­ing in early 2017 ac­cord­ing to Va­ri­ety Mag­a­zine.

In one in­ter­view, Chazelle is quoted as say­ing “… the first time I met Ryan [Gosling], it was to talk to him about First Man and not La La Land. It meant that, as soon as La La was done, I could go back into that.”

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