First Man The Legendary Story of Mankind’s Biggest Leap Ever

First Man The Legendary Tale of Mankind's Greatest Leap Ever

One of the important moments within the 20th century was step one taken by Neil Armstrong when he landed on the moon. He was quoted by the media to say, “A small step for man, a giant leap for mankind’. This moment was a moment of hope and optimism post the depressing world wars which had made people lose their trust in the US Government. Now this iconic moment would be captured in the celluloid with a biopic made on Neil Armstrong’s biography. The biography written by James R Hansen titled First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. The adaptation for screen is done Josh Singer and directed by Damien Chazelle. This biographical drama stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, Claire Foy as Janet Shearon, his first wife and Corey Stoll as Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon during Apollo 11. Steven Spielberg serves as an executive producer for the movie. The film rights for the movie was bought way back in 2003 by Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. Later, the rights were bought by Universal Pictures. The decision to cast Ryan Gosling in the titular role was made back on November 24, 2015. This would be Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling’s second outing after the 2016’s Oscar-winning film, La La Land. Talking about the movie, this is what the director had to say Damien Chazelle had to say, “The hook was to consider it much less as a biopic however as a mission film, and to consider touchdown on the moon as this insane, once-in-history mission that I believe now we have a tough time even fathoming as a society now,” He further added, “In different phrases, we take it without any consideration, I believe. A minimum of children of my era, you develop up, that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, you see the image, it is all very gleaming and also you see the American flag and you’re feeling proud, and that is type of it. You settle for that it occurred. However the problem or the hope with this might be to attempt to play a bit little bit of a rewind and put you in a mindset the place it hasn’t occurred but, and it is probably the most insane factor {that a} group has ever come collectively to do.”