Thanks to Universal, a number of first look images have emerged of Ryan Gosling in the historical drama, First Man.
The biopic/”mission movie” follows Neil Armstrong, played by Gosling, as he becomes the first man to walk on the moon in 1969. Gosling teams up once again with Damien Chazelle after the pair worked together on the award-winning La La Land.
Chazelle was quick to state this venture wouldn’t be your normal run of the mill biopic, and that it would, indeed, surprise people.
“Ryan and I described the movie to each other as it’s about the moon and the kitchen, which means basically we wanted to tell the story about one of the most epic accomplishments in human history, but root it very much in the intimate and the day to day details of what it was actually like,” he says. “What did it feel like to be Neil or Janet at that moment in time and going through these truly superhuman kinds of events.”
Joining Gosling as Armstrong’s first wife, Janet, is The Crown‘s Claire Foy. Chazelle revealed that he was surprised by how quickly the pair fell into their roles as the married couple.
“Ryan and Claire Foy had never worked together, but I remember right from the beginning they just slipped into these roles, and just became a family on camera,” he says. “There was this sort of chemistry and bond between Ryan and Claire onscreen that really felt like the young Neil and Janet Armstrong that I had read about.”
Directed by Chazelle, the cast also consists of Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Patrick Fugit, Christopher Abbott, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Corey Stoll and Pablo Schreiber.
It is due for release on October 12th