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.
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.
One small step for man, one giant leap towards a second Oscar. That’s likely what’s on Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling’s minds for their new Neil Armstrong biopic, which now has an awards season release date.
After taking some time off to make his directorial debut and tend to his growing family, Ryan Gosling is back and busier than ever with recent roles in The Nice Guys and awards season favorite La La Land. While that film is currently in theaters (and picking up a few awards nominations), Gosling is already plotting a reunion with director Damien Chazelle for his next project, a Neil Armstrong biopic that will take the actor from the “City of Stars” to the actual stars — in outer space.