FIRST MAN (2018)
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 FIRST MAN, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong (Gosling) and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the toll — on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself — of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (THE POST, SPOTLIGHT), this epic drama of leading under the pressure of grace and tragedy is produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (the TWILIGHT saga, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), alongside Isaac Klausner (LOVE, SIMON) and Chazelle. (Note adapted from Universal Pictures.) DIR/PROD Damien Chazelle; SCR Josh Singer, from the book by James R. Hansen; PROD Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner. U.S., 2018, color, 141 min. RATED PG-13
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