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Damien Chazelle won the Academy Award for Best Director for "La La Land." Walking the red carpet earlier in the evening, he spoke about his next film being about Neil Armstrong.

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Universal Studios has announced Oct. 12, 2018 as the release date for "First Man."

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From "First Man" author Jim Hansen (photo credit Ohio State University):
Chatting with Neil Armstrong's boyhood friend Kotcho Solocoff at the Ohio State Armstrong Symposium last Monday. That is Josh Singer, screenwriter for the upcoming Universal film "First Man," to my left. Director Damien Chazelle is at the bottom left of the picture with his back turned to camera.

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Damien Chazelle first met with Ryan Gosling to discuss "First Man" before casting him in "La La Land," according to a new interview with Deadline Hollywood.
Shortly before beginning prep on "La La Land," I started working on this movie about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing, "First Man." In fact, the first time I met Ryan [Gosling], it was to talk to him about "First Man" and not "La La Land." It meant that, as soon as "La La" was done, I could go back into that.
Chazelle said he was attracted to "First Man" by the full history of the moon landing.
I think it was just how, in some ways, crazy and dangerous the entire enterprise was. You grow up seeing the gilded history of the moon landings, and I thought it would be interesting to strip that away and look at what it took to actually pull this off. What kind of toll was taken on those people who were actually in the cockpit, risking their lives to pull it off.

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I was also in attendance at the event at Ohio State. James Hansen was kind enough to introduce me to Damien and Josh. I am looking forward to this film. Neil's story is in very capable and proven hands.

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Kyle Chandler will play Deke Slayton in Damien Chazelle's "First Man," Deadline Hollywood reports.
Chandler will play Deke Slayton, the WWII pilot, aeronautical engineer and test pilot who was selected as one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and who became NASA's first Chief of the Astronaut Office.

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Corey Stoll will play Buzz Aldrin in "First Man," Hollywood Reporter reports.
Corey Stoll is heading to the moon. The "House of Cards" star is in talks to play Buzz Aldrin in Universal's "First Man," the film about Neil Armstrong that will be helmed by La La Land director Damien Chazelle.

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Two good choices, especially Kyle Chandler. Now I have to watch it.

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Jason Clarke is in talks to play Ed White, Hollywood Reporter reports.
If a deal is made, Clarke will play Ed White, the first American to walk in space, who later died in an Apollo mission testing accident.

(Clarke was born for a role in "First Man" — as in he was born on July 17, 1969.)

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According to IMDB, "First Man," the film based on the book, "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James R. Hansen is in pre-production by Universal for an October 2018 release.

There have been rumors about the film version of the book over the years so it is great to see it actually in the works.

Ryan Gosling is listed as playing Neil Armstrong, Kyle Chandler is playing Deke Slayton and Corey Stoll is playing Buzz Aldrin.

I liked the book very much and am looking forward to the film.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

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Filming on "First Man" starts in October in Atlanta. Casting calls for extras are now going out in the area for experienced airplane mechanics (to play pad techs), experienced flight controllers and pilots (to play flight controllers in Mission Control), engineers, individuals with military experience, smokers, astronomers, NASA history enthusiasts and generally Caucasian men and women. They are also seeking 1960s-era cars.
...casting folks :"will be doing invite only casting call to meet with director."
The film is also casting for young boys (ages 6 to 10) in Waco, Texas to portray Armstrong's sons Rick and Mark.

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No shooting in Ohio?

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At this point, only filming in Atlanta has been reported.

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Jon Bernthal is in negotiations to play Dave Scott, The Tracking Board reports.
Claire Foy (The Crown) will co-star as Armstrong’s wife, while Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke and Shea Whigham will play Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton, Ed White and Gus Grissom, respectively.

Bernthal is in negotiations to play Dave Scott, who walked on the moon in July 1971 as part of Apollo 15, making him one of only a dozen men to have set foot on its surface.

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From Ryan Nagata (cS: ryannagata) on Instagram:
I made some Apollo communications carrier "snoopy caps" for the upcoming Neil Armstrong movie with Ryan Gosling. Both the standard cap and the "Armstrong" style.

Neil is the only astronaut who wore that particular style cap which lacked the sweat pad on the forehead and had some extra brown straps sewn over the top. I was honored to be asked to make these (and some other things I'll share shortly). They are dead on balls accurate, made of teflon just like the real thing.

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If Ryan Nagata's work on Shepard's MR-3 suit is any indication, I will be very impressed. I am looking forward to this movie.

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Brian d'Arcy James has landed the role of Joe Walker, Deadline Hollywood reports.
Walker was Armstrong's secondary boss who flew the world's first two spaceplane fights in 1963. Brian d'Arcy James joins a cast that includes Ryan Gosling as Armstrong, Corey Stoll as Buzz Aldrin, Jon Bernthal as Dave Scott, Kyle Chandler as Deke Slayton and Claire Foy as Janet Shearon.

In addition to "Molly's Game" opening on Nov. 22, James can be seen in Sony Classics' Watergate "Deep Throat" biopic "Mark Felt: The Man Who Who Brought Down the White House," which is opening today in New York and Los Angeles.

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From the Armstrong Air and Space Museum on Facebook:
Last month, Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle visited the museum to research Neil Armstrong and the Gemini VIII mission.

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Pablo Schreiber will portray Jim Lovell, Deadline Hollywood reports.
Schreiber concurrently is filming one of the lead roles in "Skyscraper" opposite Dwayne Johnson, also for Universal. On Starz's "American Gods," he is known for his turn as the foul-mouthed, out-of-luck leprechaun Mad Sweeney.

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From Ryan Nagata on Facebook (more photos here):
As many of you know, I make replica space suits. I was asked recently by the production team of "First Man," the Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling, to make a replica of Armstrong's X-15 A/P22S-2 full pressure suit.

At first I said no because I had very little interest in that particular suit. But I got to examine a few of them in person in a friend's collection (there are VERY few of these suits remaining). And then I saw a commercial for the US Air Force and there was a brief clip of Bob White (I think) in one of these suits and I was suddenly inspired to take on the project.

The whole thing took about a month and a half. I scratch-built almost every piece of this suit myself from photographs as there aren't a whole lot of real life examples of work from anymore. In many ways it's easier to get reference material on the Apollo suit.

It was sewn from aluminized nylon that was supplied by the production. Hopefully it will make it into the movie.

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Patrick Fugit will play Elliot See, Deadline Hollywood reports.
Fugit currently stars in the Robert Kirkman-created Cinemax series, "Outcast," and is set to appear in Kenny Riches' upcoming drama, "A Name Without a Place."

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First photo of Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, via People Magazine.
The actor was photographed portraying the famed, late astronaut on-set in Atlanta, Georgia, this week...

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Some film stars in the making... a few vintage pens and pencils from my personal collection which have been sent off to be used as props for the forthcoming First Man film.

If the film includes a scene covering Aldrin's use of a Duro marker pen to activate a circuit breaker in the Apollo 11 LM it should be one of my old Duro markers on screen.

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Am I the only one who sees more Frank Borman than Neil Armstrong in the Ryan Gosling photo?

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Yes, that haircut does make him look more Borman like.

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Neil Armstrong's LLTV crash will be recreated at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry next week, the (Macon, Georgia) Telegraph reports.
A production company spokeswoman wouldn't discuss details of the Perry filming, but a permit that the city issued suggests that the scene is a re-creation of a training crash in which Armstrong was nearly killed.

The permit map of the site includes markings that state "crash," "burn location" and "Neil dragged." It also shows that two cranes will be used.

The map is titled "LLTV Sequence." LLTV stands for lunar landing training vehicle...

The scene will be filmed in an area east of the Go Fish Education Center on land between Perry Parkway and the Golden Isles Parkway.

Roth wouldn't say what cast members — if any — may be there. The set is closed to the public and to media.

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Coincidentally, Ryan Gosling just turned 37 this week, the same age Neil Armstrong was when the actual events of this stunt being filmed took place.

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Neil Armstrong's LLTV crash will be recreated next week...
Page 145 of NASA SP-2004-4535 has the following interesting observation from Wayne Ottinger:
After the accident, as a crane removed the wreckage of LLRV No. 1, Ottinger saw a snake crawl out from under the wreck. He admitted imagining the befuddled snake looking up and asking, “What the hell was that?”
I was told at Spacefest this June that the snake was the highly venomous Mojave Green rattlesnake. I wonder if the First Man producers will be willing to include a pit viper as an extra?!

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The production company certainly seems to be going to great lengths to make the movie as accurate as possible.

The sound man responsible for the film placed microphones in this Apollo A7LB suit at the ILC white room earlier this year to accurately capture the sound of gloves, helmets and hoses being donned.

When asked for assurances that these sound effects would not be left on the cutting room floor my contact was told "I want the most authentic sound effects possible in the movie and when it comes to sound effects... what I says goes."

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished movie.


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