La La Land director Damien Chazelle is set to reunite with leading man Ryan Gosling later this year for First Man, a biopic of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon. Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Universal:
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. Amblin Entertainment co-finances the film.
In addition to Gosling, First Man also stars Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham, Jon Bernthal, Brian d’Arcy James, Pablo Schreiber, Patrick Fugit, Corey Michael Smith, Skyler Bible, Lukas Haas, J.D. Evermore, John David Whalen and Ben OWen.