'First Man': Feast your eyes on Ryan Gosling suiting up to play Neil Armstrong
'First Man', the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusses on Neil Armstrong and takes place between the years 1961and1969
Universal's upcoming film 'First Man' about one of the most dangerous missions that landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon has released yet another picture. This time, the spotlight is exactly where it should be — on Ryan Gosling.
Debuted via Entertainment Weekly, the photo only adds to the hype surrounding the movie, that tells the story of Apollo 11 — a spaceflight that has become a part of history as a giant leap for man. In an attempt to emulate the real outer space atmosphere and the true essence of Armstrong and Aldrin's adventure, the new picture creates a psychedelic mix of colors, putting Gosling's Armstrong at the center of all attention.
Suited and strapped, the photo showing Gosling headed for the moon is merely a glimpse of what 'First Man' has in store. It seems that the biopic, which reunites the actor with Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle for a second time, is sure going to be a treat.
See Ryan Gosling soar into the orbit in First Man photo https://t.co/LDTdrVZFVK— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 10, 2018
"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," reads the plot description of the movie.
With 'First Man', Chazelle will also focus on outer space and the events surrounding the Gemini 8 mission, one of the milestones that led to NASA's manned moon landing. Undoubtedly, for the 'La La Land' hitmaker, the stakes are twice as high this time.
“There’s actually a tendency now to take some of these things for granted and forget just how difficult and unlikely and really risky and dangerous and crazy the whole endeavor was,” explained Chazelle, as Gosling who plays Armstrong in the biopic chimed in about the overwhelming experience of portraying the events on screen. “It’s really hard in a film to convey just how small these capsules were and just how terrifying it was hurtling through space in these,” he said.
The Oscar-winning director added: “It takes hours to get to see a little piece of usable footage, and sometimes the whole day goes by without anything to show for it,” the Oscar-winning director said.
'First Man' set to release on October 12 also stars Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Ciaran Hinds, and Corey Stoll.