The first trailer premiered Friday, June 8, timed with Ryan Gosling's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
The official poster was revealed ahead of the trailer debut, showing Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon:
As the poster shows, Claire Foy is billed alongside Gosling, playing Neil's wife, Janet Armstrong. Corey Stoll plays Buzz Aldrin, with Kyle Chandler as Deke Slayton, Jason Clarke as Ed White, and Pablo Schreiber as Jim Lovell. If not from history itself, film fans should at least recognize those names from "Apollo 13."
Here's the official synopsis (via Collider):
"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 Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.
A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history."
Here's the trailer:We have very high expectations for this one, based on the subject matter and pedigree of everyone involved.
"First Man" was written by Josh Singer ("Spotlight") and Nicole Perlman ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), and also stars Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, and Shea Whigham. It opens in theaters on October 12th.
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Hoping to reach the moon by the end of the decade, NASA plans a series of extremely dangerous, unprecedented missions in the early 1960s. Engineer Neil Armstrong joins the space program, spending years in training and risking his life during test flights. On July 16, 1969, the nation and world watch in wonder as Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on the historic Apollo 11 spaceflight. Read More