ROME (AFP) – First Man the hotly-awaited new movie from Damien Chazelle – Oscar-winning director of La La Land – will kick off the 2018 Venice Film Festival, organisers introduced on Thursday (July 19).
Chazelle’s newest film follows the lifetime of astronaut Neil Armstrong within the years main as much as 1969, when he grew to become the primary man to stroll on the moon.
“It is a personal, fascinating and original work… which confirms the great talent of one of the most important American directors of today,” stated Alberto Barbera director of the pageant, quoted in a press release.
Following the success of Hollywood musical La La Land, which scooped six Oscars in 2017, First Man sees Chazelle crew up as soon as once more with Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling, who performs the function of Armstrong.
Based on a e book by James R. Hansen – the flick was written by US author Josh Singer, who additionally gained an Oscar for the screenplay of the 2015 drama Spotlight.
Chazelle stated it was an “honour” to be invited again to the distinguished pageant the place La La Land was additionally offered two years in the past.
The star-studded event kicks off on the Aug 29 and its full programme is because of be unveiled subsequent week.
In April, organisers introduced they’d be honouring Canadian director David Cronenberg with its Golden Lion prize for Lifetime Achievement.