Experience the impossible journey to the moon

“We need to fail. We need to fail down here so we don’t fail up there.”

Neil Armstrong

First Man

Release Date: October 12, 2018

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, from a screenplay by Josh Singer (The Post), based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the sacrifice—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Chazelle’s interest and stories continue to focus on the cost of achievement…and whether or not excellence is worth the price for those who reach for it. Just as he reimagined the discipline of mentorship on the road to mastery in Whiplash—and deconstructed the movie musical in La La Land—Chazelle now challenges expectations of what a “mission” picture should resemble. In crafting First Man alongside numerous collaborators. Chazelle approaches the film from interior angles in order to immerse audiences in this impossible journey.

Portraying the passionate, indomitable, unsung hero Janet Armstrong is Claire Foy—Neil’s wife and the woman who helped make these times monumental. Foy and Gosling are joined by an accomplished supporting cast that includes Jason Clarke, Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Ethan Embry, Pablo Schrieber as Jim Lovell, Corey Stoll as Buzz Aldrin, and Shea Whigham as Gus Grissom.

First Man was nominated for four Academy Awards, for which it won Best Achievement in Visual Effects for a team lead by Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J.D. Schwalm.

About the Film

First Man (2018) Movie Poster
First Man (2018) Movie Poster
First Man (2018) Movie Poster
First Man (2018) Movie Poster
First Man (2018) Movie Poster
First Man (2018) Movie Poster

About the Film

CAST
  • RYAN GOSLING,
  • CLAIRE FOY,
  • JASON CLARKE,
  • KYLE CHANDLER,
  • COREY STOLL,
  • PATRICK FUGIT,
  • CIARÁN HINDS,
  • PABLO SCHREIBER,
  • LUKAS HAAS
DIRECTOR
  • DAMIEN CHAZELLE
SCREENWRITER
  • JOSH SINGER,
  • BASED ON THE BOOK BY JAMES R. HANSEN
PRODUCERS
  • MARTY BOWEN,
  • DAMIEN CHAZELLE,
  • WYCK GODFREY,
  • ISAAC KLAUSNER,
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • LINUS SANDGREN
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • NATHAN CROWLEY
COSTUMES
  • MARY ZOPHRES
EDITOR
  • TOM CROSS
COMPOSER
  • JUSTIN HURWITZ
AWARDS
  • ACADEMY AWARDS: BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS