VIDEO: Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong Biopic ‘First Man’ Takes Flight in First Trailer

Directed by “La La Land’s” Damien Chazelle, the upcoming drama also stars recent Stern Show guests Cory Michael Smith and Jon Bernthal

June 11, 2018

The first trailer has arrived for Universal Picture’s upcoming historical drama “First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling as legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.

The official clip (above) follows Gosling—teaming once again with his “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle—as his character travels the long and dangerous road from test pilot to first human to ever walk on the Moon. Sharing the rocket with Ryan in what the trailer describes as one of the most dangerous missions in history is Corey Stoll (“Ant-Man,” “The Strain,” “House of Cards”), who co-stars as Neil’s partner in space pioneering, Buzz Aldrin.

Their safe arrival wasn’t a foregone conclusion at the time, of course. In one scene from the trailer, one of Armstrong’s children asks him if he thinks they’re likely to survive. “There are risks but we have every intention of coming back,” Gosling’s character responds (above).

Other real-life astronauts portrayed in the film include Deke Slayton (Kyle Chandler), Jim Lovell (Pablo Schreiber), and John Glenn (John David Whalen), as well as Roger Chaffee and David Scott portrayed by recent Stern Show guests Cory Michael Smith and Jon Bernthal, respectively.

Gosling and Chazelle’s last pairing “La La Land” resulted in six Oscar wins (and one legendary fake-out), but they aren’t the only award winners helping to launch “First Man” into orbit—the film’s script was penned by Oscar-winning “Spotlight” writer Josh Singer.

“First Man,” also starring Claire Foy as Armstrong’s wife, blasts off Oct. 12.

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