For his next film, Chazelle is going to space - and he's taking Ryan Gosling with him. The movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost - on Armstrong and on the nation - of one of the most unsafe missions in history. The one-sheet describes First Man, which chronicles the years leading up to NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 mission that put the first man on the moon, as an "experience" and an IMAX presentation. The skit on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is included here. Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Jason Clarke and Brian d'Arcy James are also part of the cast, among others. We then get a glimpse at several key moments in Armstrong's life as he prepares to become the first human being ever to set foot on the moon. The film includes interviews with reporters, asking him hard questions.
Chazelle's filmmaking talents, accompanied by Gosling and Foy's acting chops, are sure to make First Man a memorable, visceral account of one of the most iconic moments in US history - and a top contender come awards season. Speaking to another reporter, Armstrong mentioned that down on Earth you look up and don't think too much about the moon.
While Armstrong is confident in his future achievement, his wife Janet is not so sure. First Man is directed by Chazelle, written by Nicole Perlman and Josh Singer, adapted from a book by James R. Hansen. Mowgli, Aviron's Serenity and Annapurna's Where'd You Go, Bernadette?