Ryan Gosling to reunite with 'La La Land' director for Neil Armstrong film

Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 10:38 IST | PTI

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling has been confirmed to play the lead in Neil Armstrong biopic

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Ryan Gosling has been confirmed to play the lead in Neil Armstrong biopic.

Amid the Oscar buzz of his movie "La La Land", the 36-year-old actor is set to reunite with director Damien Chazelle in the movie called "First Man" about the first astronaut who set foot on the moon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The upcoming feature film is adapted from the book "First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James Hansen. Depicting NASA's space program from 1961 to 1969, it is scripted by Josh Singer, the Oscar-winning co-writer of another true-story movie "Spotlight".

Armstrong was a World War II vet who later became a test pilot. The movie is expected to explore the sacrifices and the cost - on Armstrong and on the nation - of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

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