FIRST MAN, an up close & personal look at the 1960s space race & more specifically Neil Armstrong’s impact on that event. An ambitious film that takes a complicated look at a complicated man & nails it perfectly. Gosling and his La La Land director, Chazelle succeed again. A-

-Mr. Movie Reviews

PG-13 2018 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 2h 21m

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. DreamWorks Pictures co-financed the film.
Release date: October 12, 2018 (USA)
Director: Damien Chazelle
Budget: 59 million USD
Producers: Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen
Production companies: Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Temple Hill Productions, Amblin Entertainment