Neil Armstrong biography written by Auburn professor to be made into a movie

VIDEO: Neil Armstrong biography written by Auburn professor to be made into a movie

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An Alabama author can now add movie producer to his resume.

Retired Auburn University professor James Hansen known for writing the only authorized biography of the first man to walk on the moon will now have his book turned into a movie.

The biography, titled “First Man,” is now also the name of the movie about the late astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Armstrong died in 2012, which was 43 years after his famous trip to the moon.

The movie debuted recently at the Venice Film Festival.

Hansen serves as a co-producer on the film.

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