First Trailer for Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ Starring Gosling as Armstrong

The Neil Armstrong Biopic

Universal has released the first official trailer for First Man, Damien Chazelle’s directorial follow-up to La La Land which looks at Neil Armstrong’s and the legendary Apollo 11 space mission.

Written by Josh Singer, the film is based on a book by James R. Hansen and stars Ryan Gosling as Armstrong, and the full cast includes Claire Foy as his wife Janet, along with Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Corey Stoll and Pablo Schreiber.

Watch the first trailer below.

The Neil Armstrong Biopic

The Neil Armstrong biopic opens in theaters October 12.

The Neil Armstrong Biopic

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.

Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. Amblin Entertainment co-finances the film.