It’s one small step for a studio, but one big leap for the hope that people want to pay money to learn more about Neil Armstrong: Universal Studios is reportedly developing a film based on the life of the first man to walk on the moon.
Damien Chazelle—who helmed the forthcoming (and very well-received) indie Whiplash—is in talks to direct, based on a to-be-written script that Universal has hired Josh Singer to pen. Singer wrote the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate, so he presumably knows something about
writing not-great biopics
However, even if Chazelle does end up directing, The Hollywood Reporter notes that Chazelle will likely first be making La La Land, a musical starring Emma Watson and his Whiplash lead Miles Teller.