By Travis Martin
With “La La Land” having gained critical acclaim, star Ryan Gosling and writer and director Damien Chazelle will come together again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gosling is in talks to star as famed astronaut Neil Armstrong for Chazelle and Universal Pictures‘ biopic, “First Man.“ The film will be based off of James Hansen‘s biography book First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong.
The film will take place between 1961 and 1969, where Armstrong was a hotshot Navy bomber turned test pilot recruited for NASA’s mission to the moon. “First Man” will explore not only how Armstrong was able to be the first man to step onto the moon, but the sacrifices that he and America made in order to succeed.
Josh Singer is writing a script based off the book and an earlier draft from Nicole Perlman. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment will produce the project with Hansen, with Isaac Klausner executive producing. “First Man” currently has no release date.