Ryan Gosling will play astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon, in a film biography from “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, said The Hollywood Reporter Thursday.

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“First Man,” adapted from James Hansen’s book “First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong,” has a script by Josh Singer, who shared an Academy Award as co-writer of “Spotlight.”

Producers plan to begin shooting in the coming year. Gosling, 36, an Oscar-nominee for his leading role in 2006’s “Half Nelson,” recently finished work on “Blade Runner 2049,” with Harrison Ford.