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 guys who broke new ground. The project has been around for more than a decade—at one point Clint Eastwood was planning to direct—but this new announcement seems to signal that Universal is getting serious. Armstrong’s story is certainly ripe for cinematic portrayal: He flew 78 missions as a Navy bomber pilot before he turned 23, then flew test planes for decades before eventually joining NASA and leading the famed Apollo 11 mission.

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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.