Ryan Gosling has been cast in the romantic comedy Lars and the Real Girl, according to Variety. The film will be directed by Craig Gillespie and Nancy Oliver (Six Feet Under) has already written the screenplay.

The movie tells the offbeat story of Lars (Gosling), a lonely, delusional young man and his unconventional relationship with a lifelike doll he finds on the Internet.

Gillespie will make his feature film debut on the upcoming Mr. Woodcock, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Susan Sarandon.

Production on Lars and the Real Girl will begin this the fall.