Lionsgate confirmed that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will star in “La La Land,” a musical from Oscar-nominated “Whiplash” writer-director Damien Chazelle.
Jordan Horowitz of Gilbert Films, Fred Berger of Impostor Pictures and Marc Platt produced the film, which will open on July 15, 2016 via Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment.
In this modern take on the Hollywood musical, Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are circling La La Land, which will now be Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated pic Whiplash. Lionsgate’s contemporary romantic musical was to reunite Chazelle and his Whiplash star Miles Teller, but Deadline understands Teller has now moved on. No deal has been finalized for either Gosling or Stone, but all sides are working to make this happen. The plan is for this to go before cameras in the fall featuring two of the industry’s top actors.
Chazelle wrote La La Land before Whiplash. It is described as an old fashioned musical set in contemporary Los Angeles and centers on a love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress.
The original attachment had Teller and Emma Watson, but she has since departed to do Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. Gosling and Stone’s involvement arguably takes the project’s sizzle factor up a notch or two especially if they confirm their deals. Having taken a brief sojourn with his directorial debut Lost River, Gosling is firmly back in the acting saddle with Adam McKay’s The Big Short opposite Christian Bale and Brad Pitt; Terrence Malick’s Weightless and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys opposite Russell Crowe all in the pipelines. Gosling is also in talks for Guillermo del Toro’s The Haunted Mansion. He is repped by LBI and Anonymous Content.
The Wrap is reporting that Ryan is in talks for Guillermo del Toro‘s Disney movie “Haunted Mansion“.
Just as his directorial debut “Lost River” hits theaters this weekend, Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro‘s Disney movie “Haunted Mansion.”
Gosling and del Toro have developed a close friendship of late, with the Mexican filmmaker moderating a panel with Gosling at SXSW last month to discuss the making of “Lost River.” The duo were also photographed together at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, where they rode the Haunted Mansion ride in addition to Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad and the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.
“Haunted Mansion” has been in development at Disney for several years, as the project was first announced at Comic-Con in July 2010. D.V. DeVincentis (“High Fidelity”) is currently working on the script for the supernatural family film.
Ryan’s directorial debut “Lost River” will have it’s U.S. premiere during the SXSW 2015 Film Festival as part of the Festival Favorites selection. For more information be sure to head over to the festival’s official website.
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 (Christina Hendricks), 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 (Iain De Casestecker) 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.
Section: Festival Favorites | Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere | Country: USA | Year: 2013 | Runtime: 94min
I’m hearing that Ryan Gosling is Disney’s top choice to star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and has been offered the role. The part that Gosling is being courted for is the Beast himself. The film will be a live-action remake of the 1991 animated Disney classic. This version will also be a musical, likely keeping the original’s beloved musical numbers intact.
Only last week it was confirmed that Harry Potter star Emma Watson will star as Belle. Bill Condon will helm the remake and was reported to have only boarded the project this past summer. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films will produce. The film is set to begin production this year, with no tentative release date announced.
The project coincides with Disney’s current streak of producing live-action remakes of their classic animated titles. Thus far, we’ve seen Alice in Wonderland and this year’s upcoming Cinderella. Also, a Jon Favreau-directed live-action Jungle Book is in production and a live-action Little Mermaid has been in discussions.
Gosling is repped by Anonymous Content and LBI Entertainment.
Warner Bros. will release Ryan’s directorial debut “Lost River” in 2015 with a limited U.S. theatrical release and on Video On Demand. Variety is reporting the following story:
Warner Bros. will give a limited U.S. theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles for “Lost River,” Ryan Gosling’s much-derided directorial debut, in the early second quarter along with a day and date release on digital platforms.
The film stars Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan and Iain De Caestecker. The script, written by Gosling, centers on a single mother swept into a dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.
Warner Bros. acquired U.S. rights in 2013 during Cannes, where Sierra/Affinity sold international rights to 20 markets. The film, which was shot in Detroit, was called “How to Catch a Monster” at that point.
Production companies are Marc Platt, Phantasma Films and Bold Films production. Producers are Platt, Gosling, Adam Siegel, Michel Litvak and David Lancaster.
News about “Lost River” being released in the second quarter was first reported by Collider.com.
THR is reporting that Ryan’s upcoming film “The Nice Guys” has found international distributor at the AFM market.
Director Shane Black’s upcoming The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, is popular around the world.
Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s new sales and financing company, Bloom, has all but sold out of Nice Guys internationally. Foreign distributors were eager to get in on the high-profile project, from Kao’s production company, Waypoint Entertainment, and Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures.
Warner Bros. has already scooped up North American rights, and will release the detective thriller in the U.S. on June 17, 2016, a prime summer berth.
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Nice Guys stars Gosling as down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March and Crowe as hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy. The duo must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.