The movie is getting a lot of television hype, and some critics are already thinking Oscar nominations for the true story of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) leading the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969.
Ryan Gosling plays the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. He says the movie’s story is rich on every level, from the big space scenes to the focus on Neil Armstrong’s family. He says the story of Neil Armstrong’s family and the sacrifices they made is an inspiration. Ryan says Neil Armstrong’s family and friends helped him figure out how to play him. Ryan says the trip to the moon was very dangerous. The technology was limited and the astronauts sacrificed so much. Ryan says growing up he didn’t want to be an astronaut. He wanted to play in the NBA.
Kyle Chandler plays Deke Slayton. He was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts. He says making the movie was similar to the space program because there was so much collaboration.
Word has it Clint Eastwood was originally going to direct the movie.
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