Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler to Join Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’

Ryan Gosling is also reuniting with “La La Land” director for the space movie

Corey Stoll and Kyle Chandler are set to join Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Stoll is in talks to play Buzz Aldrin, while Chandler has been cast as Deke Slayton.

“First Man” is a first-person account of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon while it will focus on the years 1961 to 1969 and when Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling) set foot on the Moon. Aldrin became the second man to step onto the surface after Armstrong.

The drama will be written by Josh Singer based on the book by James R. Hansen. It will be produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner will executive producer while DreamWorks Pictures will co-finance the film.

Stoll’s recent credits include “House of Cards,” “Ant-Man,” “Cafe Society,” “Gold” and “The Strain.” He is represented by UTA, Suskin Management Schreck Rose.

Chandler currently stars in the third season of “Bloodline” and is shooting “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” He is represented by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

“First Man” is set to hit theaters on Oct. 12, 2018.