Neil Armstrong was the first man who actually walked on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. The ‘First Man’ is the biopic based on him and the second trailer of this upcoming movie was released on Aug 29th.
The first trailer released earlier looked phenomenal and the second trailer was even better. It depicts the internal conflict that Armstrong went through. It was a huge emotional turmoil for him to choose between becoming a good husband and father, and earn the distinction to be the First Man ever to land on the Moon.
The story is written by Josh Singer who is the co-writer of “The Post” and Oscar-winning “Spotlight.” It is based on the book written by James R. Hansen on Armstrong’s life and career named “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.” The movie focuses on the time period between 1961 and 1969 in the astronaut’s life when he commanded Apollo 11, the iconic spaceship that took him to the moon.
The role of the protagonist Armstrong is played by Ryan Gosling, while Claire Foy, the Emmy-winning “The Crown” actress plays the character of Janet, Armstrong’s wife.
Though everyone is aware of the success of the Apollo 11 mission, not many are aware of the dangers and turmoil that the astronauts and their families went through. The two-minute trailer released on Aug 29th gives insight into it. The state of mind of Neil tries to balance between his work and family and those of his wife and kids who knew that it is a risky endeavour and they might never see him again. The released trailer depicts that all this is captured beautifully in the movie, which is due to schedule in a few months’ time from now.
The movie boasts of the stellar cast where apart from Ryan and Claire, there are other big names like Ciarán Hinds, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Shea Whigham and Ethan Embry.