One small step for man, one giant leap for Ryan Gosling.
Hot off of the heels from the success of the musical La La Land, actor Ryan Gosling’s next collaboration with writer-director Damien Chazelle has already been announced. According to Variety, the duo will be working on a Neil Armstrong biopic titled First Man, with Gosling confirmed to star in the title role. Chazelle will be directing the film from a script written by Oscar-winning scribe Josh Singer for Spotlight.
This piece of news is exciting for a few reasons. For one thing, its another film from Damien Chazelle. Besides this year’s La La Land, he’s also wrote and directed last year’s Whiplash, which won J.K. Simmons his first Academy Award for best supporting actor. He has a recurring theme in his films which involves music, but First Man is going to be his first forray into a genre different from what he’s used to. It’s exciting to see what he will bring to Armstrong’s tale and how he approaches it differently from his other films.
And good Lord, is Ryan Gosling on fire or what? Besides being set to portray Neil Armstrong in First Man, he’s also set to star in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Blade Runner 2049, as well as Terrence Malick’s film Weightless. Couple that along with his recent success in La La Land, The Nice Guys, and The Big Short, and what we have is a string of successes that is setting Gosling on the fast track towards the awards circuit. If he keeps this up, there won’t be many more ways for him to go up from here, especially if his next film involves going to space.
What do you guys think? Are you excited that Chazelle and Gosling are teaming up again? Or do you not want this shuttle to lift off?
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– David Dunn
SOURCE: Variety, Cinemablend