Oscar-nominated director Damien Chazelle and his ‘La La Land’ star Ryan Gosling are set to reteam on for the long-in-the-works Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man.’
Adapted from NASA historian James R. Hansen’s book of the same name, the Josh Singer-penned film chronicles Armstrong’s days as a Navy bombing pilot – flying 78 missions before the age of 23 – to becoming the first man to step on the surface of the moon.
News of Gosling’s involvement comes from Variety, whose sources say the deal is closed, with filming likely to get underway early 2017.
Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill are producing, with Isaac Klausner serving as executive producer. Hansen is on board to co-produce.
Gosling and Chazelle’s latest collaboration, the all-singing, all-dancing Oscars frontrunner LA LA LAND co-starring Emma Stone, is released in Irish cinemas January 13th.