Not to be confused with
La La Land director
Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling’s new cinematic effort First Man, which is about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo II moon landing, The First comes from an equally esteemed creator — House of Cards’ Beau Willimon – and stars another member of the Hollywood big league: Sean Penn. Willimon and Penn are setting their sights a little farther, on Mars, in a show that explores the nuances of colonising an as-yet unsullied planet. Penn plays astronaut Tom Hagerty, while Natascha Mcelhone is a “visionary aerospace magnate”.