Ryan Gosling to play Neil Armstrong in biopic

Los Angeles, Dec 30 (IANS) Actor Ryan Gosling will join hands with his “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle to star in the upcoming film “First Man”, a biopic on the life of Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became the first man to set foot on the Moon.

Chazelle will direct the film from a script by Josh Singer.

According to sources, the film will go on floors in early 2017, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

The film will be based on James Hansen’s biography “First Man: A Life Of Neil A. Armstrong” and tell the 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, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost — on Armstrong and on US — of one of the most dangerous space missions in history.