Damien Chazelle has the world at his feet following his Best Director Oscar win for La La Land. He’s decided his next project will be a biopic of Neil Armstrong, called First Man. The cast is now fast coming together, as in the last couple of days, it’s been revealed that Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler and Jason Clarke will join Ryan Gosling in the film.
Gosling is set to play the central role of test pilot turned astronaut Neil Armstrong, who became the first man to walk on the moon. Ant Man’s Corey Stoll will be joining him on the trip as Buzz Aldrin, while Chandler will be Deke Slayton, one of the first Americans in space, who was the Director of Flight Crew Operations during the Apollo 9 mission. Clarke meanwhile will be Ed White, who did te first American space walk, but died in a tragic accident on the launching pad in 1967, during testing for the first Apollo mission.
Based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film will cover the period between 1961 and 1969, showing just how dangerous and difficult it was to get men to the moon. The film is due out October 2018.