Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy shared the first footage of Neil Armstrong biopic First Man with theater owners at CinemaCon on Wednesday.
First Man is described as a visceral, first-person account of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on the years 1961-1969 and Armstrong, the astronaut who became the first man to set foot on the moon. Foy plays Armstrong’s first wife, Janet.
On stage at CinemaCon, Gosling called the Apollo 11 mission the “most astonishing journey in history.“ Foy added that this story is also about the "unsung heroes who gave their support to this almost impossible voyage.”
The clip shown at CinemaCon shows Gosling’s character with his family, training at NASA, and a difficult conversation with his children during which he acknowledges that the mission carries risks, and that he may not come back. There are also images of Apollo 11 blasting off. The first look ends as Armstrong climbs down the steps of the space capsule as he prepares to take his first step onto the moon.