EXCLUSIVE: American Gods star Pablo Schreiber will play astronaut Jim Lovell in Damien Chazelle’s moon-mission movie First Man

Lovell had quite the résumé: Best known as the commander of Apollo 13 — played by Tom Hanks in the 1995 Ron Howard movie — he is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, the first of only three to fly to the big rock twice and the only one to have flown there twice without making an actual landing. He also is the first person to fly in space four times. Schreiber will play opposite Ryan Gosling in the Universal movie, which opens October 12, 2018.

Schreiber concurrently is filming one of the lead roles in Skyscraper opposite Dwayne Johnson, also for Universal. On Starz’s American Gods, he is known for his turn as the foul-mouthed, out-of-luck leprechaun Mad Sweeney. Season 2 starts shooting in early 2018. Upcoming, Schreiber stars in the Orchard release Thumper, directed by Jordan Ross and exec produced by Cary Fukanaga. In addition, Schreiber can be seen in the upcoming STX crime drama Den of Thieves opposite Gerard Butler.

Schreiber is repped by WME and Circle of Confusion.