Date: 20th July 2018

Ryan Gosling's Neil Armstrong movie to open Venice Film Festival.

First Man will open the Venice International Film Festival this year - traditionally thought of as the first of the awards season festivals.

It's based on the Apollo 11 moon landing, and stars Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong - who became the First Man to walk on on the moon in 1969.

The movie is directed by Damien Chazelle, whose film La La Land - also starring Gosling - opened the same festival in 2016.

Claire Foy - best known for playing a young Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown - will star as Armstrong's wife Janet, while Corey Stoll and Lukas Haas will portray astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins respectively.

The film will be released in the US on 12 October.

Source: Press Release