The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
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.
Chazelle has knocked it out of the park so far with Whiplash and La La Land, and with First Man it looks like he’s set to keep the momentum going. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Shea Whigham, Christopher Abbott, Brain d’Arcy James, Pablo Schreiber, Patrick Fugit, Corey Michael Smith, Skyler Bible, Lukas Haas, J.D Evermore, John David Whalen, Ben Owen, Ethan Embry, Jon Bernthal and Ciarán Hinds.
First Man is scheduled for cinematic release on the 12th October 2018.