First Man could very well mark another winner from Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle.
The Whiplash and La La Land director reunites with Ryan Gosling on First Man, a film on astronaut Neil Armstrong and the first manned mission to the moon. The trailer below is great, showcasing what looks like a riveting picture with strong performances from a cast that also includes Claire Foy, Cory Stoll and Kyle Chandler, and standout direction from Chazelle. To further our already fever-pitch excitement: the first reviews coming out of the film’s Venice Film Festival premiere have been raving.
First Man, also starring Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas, arrives in Australia on 11 October and opens in the US on 12 October.
Official synopsis for First Man:
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight, The Post), the epic drama of leading under the pressure of grace and tragedy is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Isaac Klausner (Love, Simon) and Chazelle. Steven Spielberg, Adam Merims and Singer executive produce, while DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.