• Ryan Gosling will star in a new astronaut thriller movie
  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be directing and producing Ryan Gosling's upcoming movie
  • Ryan Gosling played as Neil Armstrong in his last movie "The First Man"

Ryan Gosling will be returning to space in his new astronaut thriller movie.

Gosling’s fans are already eager to see him on the big screen again following the success of his movies “La La Land” and “First Man.” His last movie was the latter which was released in 2018.

In the “First Man” film, Gosling played Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the Moon during Apollo 11. Gosling will be returning in another movie with a similar role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gosling is set to star in MGM’s “Project Hail Mary.” It is an adaptation of Andy Weir's book. Weir is also the author “The Martian.” Matt Damon starred in “The Martian” movie adaptation which was a huge hit.

Gosling’s upcoming thriller movie centers on an astronaut on a spaceship tasked to save the planet.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be directing and producing the movie. Amy Pascal and Aditya Sood, the president of film for the filmmakers’ Lord Miller production banner will also produce. Gosling, Ken Kao and Weir are also on board as producers.

The astronaut thriller movie is one of the big swing for MGM after hiring veteran Michael De Luca as film chairman in January. According to sources, before Gosling even finished reading the manuscript he was lobbying to execs that it was the perfect project for Lord and Miller. The production is confident in the team behind the project.

“All of us at MGM are incredibly excited by this literal dream team coming together around Andy’s astounding novel. With their masterful ability to balance drama, action, and humor, Phil and Chris are the perfect filmmakers to take on this unique material and we are thrilled to have them partner with Ryan, Ken, Andy, Amy and Aditya to bring this movie to life for big screens everywhere,” said De Luca and Pamela Abdy, MGM film group president.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be working with this dream team of filmmakers. Mike, Chris, Phil, Ryan, Andy and Aditya are all the best of the best in their fields. I can’t wait to get going on this amazing project with them,” Pascal added.

Weir’s upcoming book that inspires the movie is still untitled and will be published in the spring of 2021 by Random House.

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Ryan Gosling regretted his decision to quit ballet. Pictured: Gosling attends the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2017 at Hollywood, California. Reuters/Mike Blake