The trailer, in addition to giving the first glimpse of Gosling as Armstrong, also showed Claire Foy as his concerned wife, Janet. The film, which teams up Gosling with his La La Land director Damien Chazelle follows Armstrong's unbelievable journey to becoming the first person to walk on the Moon in 1969.
Apart from the aforementioned cast, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Pablo Schreiber, Ciaran Hinds, Lukas Haas, Jason Clarke, and Christopher Abbott are on the roster. The film is based on James Hansen's book "First Man: A Life Of Neil A. Armstrong". This trailer was first aired on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight before it arrived online for all to see.
Chazelle's filmmaking talents, accompanied by Gosling and Foy's acting chops, are sure to make First Man a memorable, visceral account of one of the most iconic moments in USA history - and a top contender come awards season.
The film will reportedly focus on Armstrong's life from 1961-1969.
What's striking here is how much they're playing up the danger and the risk, both elements we tend to forget about because the mission was a success. Produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen alongside Chazelle and Gosling, First Man opens in theaters on October 12th. She imagines her husband travelling 240,000 miles to land on the moon, telling her husband that it wasn't just another trip, adding that he isn't just "going to work".