The reviews have been pouring in for Damien Chazelle’s First Man, and the only thing that could be soaring higher than Neil Armstrong are the film’s Oscar prospects. Despite a little bit of pointless controversy following its Venice premiere, it looks like a legit Best Picture frontrunner, and we may even be talking about Ryan Gosling for Best Actor.
A new trailer for the film has arrived and it’s a showcase for Gosling in the central role. He gets the unvenviable task of portraying a true American hero, but one who was famously a cipher to most of his colleagues. Joining Gosling is Claire Foy as Armstrong’s wife, Janet, and by all accounts it’s a role that goes beyond the usual “loyal spouse” model we’ve grown accustomed to.
Also starring Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll, and Kyle Chandler with a script by Josh Singer (Spotlight), First Man blasts off on October 12th. This should be amazing to see in IMAX, too.