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That's one small step for man, one giant leap for this Canadian heartthrob!#RyanGosling has signed on to star in #DamienChazelle's upcoming biopic on the most famous astronaut in the world.
Universal Pictures' 'First Man'
The handsome and talented actor will reteam with his #LaLaLand director for First Man, a Universal Pictures biopic centered on #NeilArmstrong, the astronaut who became the first man to set foot on the Moon. Apparently, Gosling has been interested in the project since late 2015, however a finalized deal was reached in December.
According to studio sources, the film will aim to tell the story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the Moon, specifically the years 1961 to 1969. The goal is to explore the sacrifices and the cost — on Armstrong and on the nation — of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
The film will adapt the James Hansen book, First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong and in case you're feeling any type of initial hesitation, writer Josh Singer is set to pen the script. Singer was the Oscar-winning co-writer of the 2015 Best Picture winner, #Spotlight, so I think the script is in good hands.
Check out a scene from Spotlight below:
Chazelle Is A Fan Of Gosling's Work Ethic
In an interview with the American Film Institute (#AFI) for this year's critical darling, La La Land, Chazelle complimented Gosling on his persistence in learning how to actually play the piano for the role. He revealed how surprised he was that Gosling managed to "[nail] every single piece" in the film despite not knowing how to play at all prior to shooting!
See The Clip Below:
Chazelle clearly enjoyed working with Gosling on his third ever feature film directing gig, so it will be interesting to see how he tackles Armstrong, space and more Gosling!
Are you excited to see the Chazelle and Gosling team up again?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.