Ryan Gosling Orbits Neil Armstrong Role in Damien Chazelle's 'First Man'

Ryan Gosling is about to make a giant leap into the next project by Whiplash director, Damien Chazelle. Actually, since they just finished working together on the musical La La Land, it's more like one small step. Deadline reports Gosling is being sought to star in First Man, a biopic on astronaut Neil Armstrong.

It was late last year that Chazelle signed on for the film which Josh Singer (The West Wing, Spotlight) wrote based on James Hansen's book, First Man: A Life Of Neil A. Armstrong. Obviously, the story chronicles Armstrong's incredible life and career as a member of the Apollo 11 mission and the first man on the moon in 1969.

So talk about a role that could skyrocket Gosling's career. Could it be the film that wins him in Oscar? Only time will tell, but from top to bottom there's great talent involved with this one.