All the drama and danger of America’s quest to reach the moon is coming to the big screen from La La Land director Damien Chazelle.
Ryan Gosling (La La Land) stars as Astronaut Neil Armstrong with Claire Foy (The Crown) playing his wife Janet in the film that chronicles the space race and all of the wins and devastating losses suffered by the men who sacrificed for the dream of space exploration.
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 of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.
First Man is coming soon to theaters and IMAX.