Ryan Gosling to play Neil Armstrong in upcoming biopic

ryan-goslingRyan Gosling is going from dancing on the streets of Los Angeles to making a giant leap for mankind on the moon.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is now set to re-team with his La La Land director Damien Chazelle for an upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic.

Titled First Man, the biopic will be an adaptation of James Hansen’s biography First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong and will explore NASA’s mission to land on the moon, centering on Armstrong’s years as a space dweller between 1961 and 1969.

The film’s script will be penned by Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe Josh Singer.

The actor/director duo are wisely using the momentum they’ve gained from their critical darling La La Land, which has continued to earn a bevy of awards recognition, including seven Golden Globe nominations and a SAG Award nomination for Ryan.

First Man will reportedly start shooting sometime in 2017. ~Shelby Morton

Do you think Ryan is the right choice to play Armstrong? Make your suggestions below!

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  1. Penguin • December 30, 2016 @ 12:17 PM

    Yeah he is. He might as well ride the wave while he can. I think it’s a good choice actually. He’s been good in all his movies that I’ve seen.

  2. wiley • December 30, 2016 @ 6:31 PM

    Probably couldn’t find a worst job of casting if this true. Completely the wrong person to play such an important character in American history.

  3. Norma • December 30, 2016 @ 6:39 PM

    Fantastic news. That kid can act. Love from a Canadian Senior

  4. shannon • December 31, 2016 @ 5:35 PM

    Awful pick. He doesn’t suit that role at all.

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