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
Before Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River debuts in limited theaters and VOD formats tomorrow, Warner Bros. has released three new clips from this dark drama. The new filmmaker does not appear in front of the camera, but he directs an ensemble cast featuring Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Iain De Caestecker, Ben Mendelsohn and Barbara Steele. For those in the Los Angeles area, writer-director Ryan Gosling will also take part in a Q&A session moderated by director Edgar Wright following the 3:00PM screening at Sundance Sunset Cinemas on Sunday, April 12th.
Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy, a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.Read More
Just one week after Disney secured Emma Watson to play Belle in their Beauty and the Beast remake, The Tracking Board reports that the studio has offered the Beast role to Ryan Gosling. There is no word on whether or not Ryan Gosling plans to accept the offer at this time. This live action remake of Disney's 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast will also be a musical, like its predecessor.
Ryan Gosling does have a history of turning down major studio roles, and he has recently been courted to join Sony Pictures projects such as The Sinister Six and the Ghostbusters reboot. The actor recently made his directorial debut with Lost River, which is set for release this April, and last month, he signed on to star in Paramount's The Big Short alongside Brad Pitt and Christian Bale. It isn't known when production will begin on The Big Short, but Beauty and the Beast will start shooting later this year, so it's possible that there may be a scheduling conflict.Read More