It’s not officially released here in the UK until Thursday 12th January, with our full review of the film on the way, yet we can say we were big fans of La La Land (recently nominated for seven Golden Globes) here at Filmoria, proving a worthy follow-up to the critically acclaimed Whiplash starring Miles Teller and J.K Simmons for Damien Chazelle.
Already feeling comfortable being immersed in a ‘City Of Stars’ alongside his co-star Emma Stone (Crazy Stupid Love/Easy A) in the show-stopping new musical, leading man Ryan Gosling (Drive/Only God Forgives) now seems eager to plant his feet on the moon, as he is to re-team with the director for a biopic that revolves around world-renowned astronaut Neil Armstrong, who sadly passed away back in 2012 at the age of 82.
Backed by Universal Pictures and scripted by Josh Singer (this year’s Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight), First Man will be a big-screen adaptation of the James Hansen book of the same name, which will focus on the eight year period between 1961 and 1969 as the audacious prospect of NASA landing a man on the moon is explored.
It’s already set to be a stacked 2017 for Gosling, with his involvement in Terrence Malick’s (The Tree Of Life) Weightless (released in March in the US) and Denis Villeneuve’s (Sicario) hotly anticipated sequel Blade Runner 2049 with Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Production on First Man is set to begin next year.
Source: Hollywood Reporter