“First Man” director Damien Chazelle says he had no one but Ryan Gosling in his mind to essay the role of Neil Armstrong in the film. The director-actor duo, who reunites for the moon landing film, started discussing the project even before they worked on their first, the Oscar-winning ‘La La Land’ EW reported.
“Ryan and I started talking about this movie a while ago. Back before we even made ‘La La Land’ together. In my mind, I never really thought of anyone but Ryan in this role,” Chazelle said.
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But finding Janet, Armstrong’s wife, was trickier. But after the director heard “The Crown” Claire Foy read from a real interview Janet had once given, he knew she was perfect for the part.
The film is slated to be released on October 12.