Ryan Gosling in a historical role for the director of “La La Land”

After Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, Ryan Gosling is heading out on another space odyssey. On this new project entitled First Man, he worked with Damien Chazelle, a director he knows well after starring in his technicolour musical La La Land of 2016...

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In 1961, when the Cold War was gnawing at the globe¸ American president John F. Kennedy set himself the crazy goal of landing on the moon before the USSR. Eight years later on July 20th 1969 Apollo 11, the third Apollo mission initiated by NASA, devoted to US aerospace superiority, did just that. The legendary Apollo 11 mission allowed American scientists to tread Earth’s natural satellite for more than two hours. Now director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) is getting ready to bring this historic exploit to the big screen…

 

Expected in movie theatres from October 17ththe full length feature First Man is a biopic about Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11. And to embody him, Franco-American director Damien Chazelle has once again called upon the brooding Ryan Gosling, who he directed in his 2016 musical La La Land. Four photos were recently unveiled on people.com, and with its spectacular scenes, the film is looking like a worthy successor to Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. The cast is made up of American actor Corey Stoll (House of Cards) in the role of Buzz Aldrin, while Kyle Chandler (Manchester by the Sea) and Jon Bernthal (The Wolf of Wall Street) respectively play Deke Slayton, recruiter for NASA and Dave Scott, pilot of the space module Gemini 8 in 1966.