"We need to fail down here so we do not fail up there", says Ryan Gosling's Neil Armstrong with a bruised face in the trailer for Damien Chazelle's upcoming film First Man. 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 unsafe missions in history. For his part, Gosling paid tribute to the various travails (glimpsed in the new trailer) that the first astronauts had to go through as they prepared to leave Earth.
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But if not, "at least we'll have met each other, we'll have seen each other; hopefully, we'll have liked each other". I mean, I try to eat and eat and eat, but he is just getting too fat too fast.
The two-minute trailer shows Gosling's Armstrong grappling with the complexities of executing "one of the most unsafe missions in history" and the mission's personal impact on his anxious wife, played by Claire Foy, and their young sons. This trailer was first aired on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight before it arrived online for all to see. It was the first ever authorized biography of Neil Armstrong, and while other books had delved into his NASA missions, Fist Man was the first book to address both his early life, and his life after NASA as well. Corey Stoll plays Buzz Aldrin, with Kyle Chandler as Deke Slayton, Jason Clarke as Ed White, and Pablo Schreiber as Jim Lovell.
"First Man" opens in theaters October 12 via Universal Pictures.