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Ryan Gosling to team up with La La Land director for Neil Armstrong biopic

Two members of the dynamic team behind the seven-time Golden Globe nominated film La La Land are already planning to make another movie together. The Hollywood Reporter revealed Thursday that La La Land lead Ryan Gosling has signed on with the film's director Damien Chazelle to star in a biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

The film, titled First Man, is an adaptation of James Hansen's book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong and will focus on Armstrong's work with NASA between 1961 and 1969. Josh Singer, who won an Oscar for co-writing the script for 2016 Best Picture winner Spotlight, will be tasked with crafting the script to the Armstrong film.

Gosling has reportedly been interested in the project since 2015, but did not formally join the project until earlier this month.