In the official first trailer for First Man, Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong says, “We need to fail down here so that we don’t fail up there.” This after unsuccessful tests of the NASA rocket and a warning it will go up like an half kiloton A-Bomb if it explodes.
If the two and a half minute trailer is any indication, we should expect to see the La La Land team of director Damien Chazelle and actor Ryan Gosling back in the Oscar race once again.
Ryan Gosling’s co-stars include Claire Foy (the upcoming The Girl in the Spider’s Web, The Crown), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Kyle Chandler (Manchester by the Sea), Patrick Fugit (Full Circle), and Ciaran Hinds (The Terror, Game of Thrones). Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie), Shea Whigham (Fargo, Boardwalk Empire), Corey Stoll (The Strain), and Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Orange is the New Black) also star in the film which chronicles astronaut Neil Armstrong’s mission to the moon.
Award Award-winner Josh Singer (Spotlight) wrote the script, based on the book by James R. Hansen. Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling, Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen produced the drama. Adam Merims and The Fault in Our Stars‘ Isaac Klausner served as executive producers.
Universal Pictures will release First Man in IMAX as well as 2D theaters on October 12 2018.
The Plot: 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.