Rumors are confirmed. After reporting Deadline last November, linking Ryan Gosling as an interpreter of astronaut Neil Armstrong in a future tape, The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday indicates that the deal was closed and that Damien Chazelle will direct it. The actor will return to take command of Damien after ‘The city of the stars. La La Land ‘.
First Man, Damien Chazelle’s new film, has already found the actor who will give life to Neil Armstrong. According to THR, Ryan Gosling, favorite candidate for the role, has concluded an agreement to play the astronaut.
The biopic will reunite Gosling with Chazelle, who have already worked together in The City of Stars. La Land. First Man will adapt the book First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong written by James Hansen. The project already features screenplay by Josh Singer, an Oscar winner for co-writing the Spotlight script.
The film will be about telling the story of NASA’s mission to send a man to the moon between 1961 and 1969. The goal of the movie is to explore the sacrifices of Armstrong and the United States nation in the most dangerous missions in history.
Although the book appeared in 2005, seven years before the astronaut’s death, in 2003 Clint Eastwood announced that it would take the work to the cinema. Millions of people watched Neil Armstrong step on the surface of the moon, and millions more have seen those images since the event occurred. However, Armstrong himself is a very enigmatic figure.
The film, which was originally a Warner project and was to be directed by Clint Eastwood, was later taken up by Universal and director Damien Chazelle, who last year surprised everyone with his film Whiplash. All of Chazelle’s projects are focused on music, so this will be a totally different project for the director/writer, and their opportunity to demonstrate their spectrum as a filmmaker.
Damien Chazelle, the director of “La La Land” who has just crowned a year of success with an Oscar, looks set to another season of awards.
The date gives Chazelle the opportunity to appear in the awards season after the sensation that caused his musical.
Chazelle, 32, became the youngest Academy Award-winning director. “La Land,” which has grossed nearly $ 400 million worldwide, garnered a total of six Oscars.