Last week, I listed a bunch of upcoming projects that winners of this year’s Academy Awards are a part of.

I focused on actors who took home top prizes. Then this week, The Associated Press reported on a film that Damien Chazelle — who won best director for “La La Land” — is helming. And, unsurprisingly, it sounds like yet another Oscar contender for the auteur.

Set for release on Oct. 12, 2018, “First Man” will focus on the life of Neil Armstrong between 1961-1969, when he was a part of NASA’s race to get a man on the moon ahead of the Soviet Union. Ryan Gosling will star as Armstrong in the film, which is based on the book “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.”

Here’s some other noteworthy entertainment news:

“Cries from Syria”

This look at the country’s ongoing civil war and humanitarian crisis debuts at 10 p.m. Monday on HBO. The documentary, directed by Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky, is told through the lens of the Syrian opposition and features revolutionaries, child protestors and army defectors. Much of the unsparing footage used was shot by citizens using cellphones and digital cameras.

“Overboard” again

Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez are set to star in the remake of the 1980s Gary Marshall comedy, which originally featured Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, according to Variety. This time around, Faris will take on Russell’s role, while Derbez will portray Hawn’s. So instead of a spoiled rich woman suffering from amnesia who is conned into living with a destitute father, we’ll have a down-on-her-luck single mom duping a wealthy playboy. While I’ve got nothing against a gender swap, I’m not sure of the point of this one. Though, to be fair, I’m not sure of the point of this remake — set for release in 2018 — in the first place. But I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

At the rodeo

The creative force behind Amazon’s breakout hit show “Transparent,” will team with the online giant again to produce another series, this time about an all-female rodeo. Deadline reports that Jill Soloway’s Topple Productions will produce the limited-run drama set in a small Texas town during World War II. A release date has yet to be announced.

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