TOPSHOT-US-OSCARS-PRESSROOMFrom city of stars to the actual stars -- Damien Chazelle isn't resting on his Oscar laurels.

The youngest person to win the Academy Award for directing is already working on his next movie after "La La Land." He's teaming up again with Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling for a biopic titled "First Man" about Neil Armstrong, and Universal has set a release date right in the heart of awards season: Oct. 12, 2018.

The combination of Chazelle and Gosling certainly puts a big "Oscar hopeful" sticker on the project.

The script by "Spotlight" writer Josh Singer is based on James Hansen's biography of the same time, and focuses on NASA's mission to land a man on the moon. It'll be a first-person account of Armstrong's experiences from 1961 to 1969, and explore the costs of the incredibly dangerous mission to the astronaut and to the country. Armstrong himself died in 2012.

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