If you thought La La Land director Damien Chazelle was obsessed with Paris before, wait until Netflix pays him to make a show there. Months after we first learned Chazelle was developing contemporary musical drama The Eddy, Netflix has officially added the Oscar-winner to its growing stable.
Settle in, Jon Bernthal fans, we’ve got a double-header of news for you. Bernthal, who will be starring as the Punisher in his upcoming Netflix spinoff series, has just wrapped a role for Steve McQueen’s heist thriller Widows. Not only that, he’s officially joined up with Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, alongside Ryan Gosling and Kyle Chandler.
Damien Chazelle’s work as a director has been pretty consistent — musicals, romance — but his work as just a screenwriter is a bit more ... let’s say eclectic. He wrote the Speed in a concert hall movie Grand Piano, and shares writing credits on 10 Cloverfield Lane (Awesome!) and The Last Exorcism Part II (How can the last something have a second movie?). Now another Chazelle screenplay, The Claim, is in development.
Unsurprisingly, La La Land director Damien Chazelle is lining up quite a cast of actors who want to work with the latest Oscar-nominee, and his next film, First Man, which will star Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, is quite a hot ticket. Today brings news that three great actors, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, and Jason Clarke, have all joined the movie about NASA’s project to put humans on the Moon.