Just weeks after its world premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles earlier this month, Paramount Pictures has released the second trailer and a new poster for The Big Short, which could be a potential awards season contender. Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell lead an all-star cast in this drama based on the true story chronicled in the book of the same name by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side). When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.
In 2005, eccentric San Jose-based money manager and heavy-metal music enthusiast Michael Burry (Christian Bale) studies thousands of individual loans bundled into highly rated mortgage bonds and makes a startling discovery. The financial products are loaded with delinquent home loans certain to default over the next few years. While Wall Street bankers and government regulatory agencies ignore this ticking time bomb, Burry invents a financial instrument called the credit default swap in order to "short" the booming housing market - much to the dismay of his hedge fund's owners and investors.Read More
Saturday Night Live closes out December with three back-to-back shows starting Dec. 5 with Ryan Gosling and musical guest Leon Bridges. Gosling will make his SNL debut and can next be seen in the feature film The Big Short, due December 23. R&B artist and singer/songwriter Leon Bridges will also make his SNL first musical guest appearance. His critically acclaimed debut album, "Coming Home," reached the top 10 in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.
Ryan Gosling made his directorial debut earlier this year with Lost River, which starred Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes. Next year, the actor will star in The Nice Guys, alongside Russell Crowe, which hits theaters May 20, and La La Land, with Emma Stone, in theaters July 15. The actor also entered talks earlier this year to star in Ridley Scott's Untitled Blade Runner Project with Harrison Ford.Read More
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (American Hustle, The Dark Knight trilogy), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Ryan Gosling (Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Brad Pitt (Fury, World War Z) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the Anchorman films, The Other Guys). The film also stars Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Frozen River) and Marisa Tomei (Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Wrestler).
The film's screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), based on Michael Lewis' bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to "short" the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.Read More
Ryan Gosling is currently in negotiations to star in Blade Runner 2, which will be directed by Denis Villeneuve. The sequel to the 1982 sci-fi hit Blade Runner will be executive produced by that film's director Ridley Scott. The film is coming from Alcon Entertainment.
Harrison Ford is already confirmed to return as his iconic character, the replicant hunter Rick Deckard. Shooting on Blade Runner 2 won't start until summer 2016, with everyone involved moving forward cautiously, as they know full-well they are walking on sacred ground. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott.Read More
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are both circling the romantic musical La La Land. We first reported on the project back in June 2014, when Miles Teller and Emma Watson were attached to star, but Miles Teller has moved on and Emma Watson was forced to drop out due to her commitment to Disney's Beauty and the Beast. No deals are finalized for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone quite yet, but Deadline reports that all parties are trying to make this happen.
The project will mark writer-director Damien Chazelle's follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Whiplash, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, although the filmmaker actually wrote the script for La La Land before Whiplash. Jordan Horowitz (The Kids Are All Right) is producing alongside Fred Berger (Taking Chance). Ryan Gosling recently made his directorial debut with Lost River and he will next be seen on the big screen in The Nice Guys. Emma Stone starred in Best Picture winner Birdman and she will next be seen in Aloha and Irrational Man.Read More
Ryan Gosling is in talks to join Guillermo del Toro's long-gestating project Haunted Mansion 3D. Guillermo del Toro recently moderated a panel at the South By Southwest Film Festival last month for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River, and they were also spotted at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, riding the Haunted Mansion ride together and others such as Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad and Pirates of the Caribbean. No details were given for what character Ryan Gosling may portray.
Back in July, the director revealed that he may not direct Haunted Mansion, and that they have not cracked the story quite yet. The Wrap reports that D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank) is currently working on the script, although there is no indication about when production may begin. If Ryan Gosling does sign on, it will mark a reunion of sorts with Disney, since he was one of the Mouseketeers in The Mickey Mouse Club, and one of his early movie roles was in Disney's Remember the Titans.Read More