‘Whiplash’ Director to Tackle Neil Armstrong Biopic ‘First Man’

 

Damien Chazelle, director of Sundance favorite Whiplash, is circling First Man, focusing on Neil Armstrong’s journey to become the first man to set foot on the moon.

The script, being written by Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate) will be based on First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen.

Chazelle’s Whiplash is poised to be a awards dark horse this year. It’s set to open on October 10th.