Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll Will Play Astronaut's Deke Slayton an Buzz Aldrin in Neil Armstrong Biopic FIRST MAN
La La land and Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is currently prepping his next film project, which is a Neil Armstrong biopic called First Man. Ryan Gosling is set to star in the film as Armstrong and he will be joined by Kyle Chandler (Super 8, Friday Night Lights) and Corey Stoll (Ant-Man). They will be. taking on the roles of fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Deke Slayton. They still have ye to cast Apollo 11 astronaut, Michael Collins.
So far the film has put together and incredibly talented group of actors that seems perfect for the roles they will be playing.
First Man is based on James Hansen’s biography First Man: A Life Of Neil A. Armstrong, "the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. Described as 'a visceral, first-person account', the movie aims to explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history."
Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and the second person to walk on the Moon after Armstrong on July 21, 1969. Slayton was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts. Before Slayton could make his Mercury flight, he was diagnosed in 1962 with an erratic heart rhythm and grounded.
First Man will be released in theaters on October 12th, 2018.