Riding on a wave of success post-awards season, and possibly reeling from quite the bombshell on Oscar night. Director Damien Chazelle‘s next feature, First Man, based on the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, has been given an official release date of October 12th 2018 by Universal Pictures. And will unquestionably look to continue his already extremely successful career in Hollywood.
Joined by La La Land alum Ryan Gosling, the film will follow Armstrong (played by Gosling) and the development of NASA’s mission through a number of years, as they propose to send the first man to the moon. It is based on the official biography of the legendary astronaut, published in 2005 – which gives insight into Armstrong’s early life, his career with NASA, and his global fame following the fateful Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
The biopic will be produced by both Chazelle and Gosling, with Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. From a screenplay developed by Josh Singer (Spotlight), based on the book by James R.Hansen. It will be released through Universal and Dreamworks Pictures.