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Ryan Gosling Is Neil Armstrong in First Look at ‘First Man’  Album

Ryan Gosling is reuniting with “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle for “First Man.”

The first trailer is premiering tonight (Friday, June 8) during Ryan Gosling’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

We have very high expectations, based on the subject matter and pedigree of everyone involved.

The official “First Man” poster was revealed ahead of the trailer debut, showing Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon:

As the poster shows, Claire Foy is billed alongside Gosling, playing his wife, Janet Armstrong. Corey Stoll plays Buzz Aldrin, with Kyle Chandler as Deke Slayton, Jason Clarke as Ed White, and Pablo Schreiber as Jim Lovell. If not from history itself, film fans should at least recognize those names from “Apollo 13.”

Here’s the official synopsis (via Collider):

“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.”

“First Man” was written by Josh Singer (“Spotlight”) and Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), and also stars Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, and Shea Whigham. It opens in theaters on October 12th.

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