JFK Speech Fuels Latest FIRST MAN Trailer (VIDEO)

If you want to cast a vision for your moon movie, it’s smart to use the actual President that cast the vision for the moon mission.

In this teaser-length cut, the latest preview for First Man — the story of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 moon landing — sets its visuals to the landmark speech from President John F. Kennedy in 1961 that began the path for the Apollo program to put a man on the moon by 1969.

The marriage of speech and footage is effective in its own right, but it’s also a calculated patriotic counter to the recent controversy that Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) did not include the iconic shot of Armstrong planting the American flag into the surface of the moon.

Starring Ryan Gosling, newly-minted Emmy winner Claire Foy (The Crown), and Kyle Chandler, First Man opens on October 12, 2018.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star RYAN GOSLING reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.

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