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Ryan is one of the celebrities who are part of the letter to Walmart’s CEO Mike Duke, on behalf of Mercy For Animals. Other celebrities include Zooey & Emily Deschanel and Kristen Bell.
Hollywood stars are squealing mad over Walmart’s treatment of pigs after MFA’s undercover investigation exposed rampant cruelty to animals at a factory farm supplying pork to the retail giant.
In a letter fired off today to Walmart’s CEO Mike Duke, on behalf of Mercy For Animals, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Tom Morello, Kim Basinger, David Boreanaz, Ed Begley Jr., John Francis Daley, James Cromwell, Steve-O, and Loretta Swit wrote: “We implore you to help end the needless suffering of these animals by ending the sale of pork from producers who confine pigs in cages so small they can’t even turn around for nearly their entire lives.”
You can read the letter over here. For more information about Mercy for Animals be sure to visit their website.
The official schedule for the Toronto International Film Festival – which runs from September 6 to 16 – was announced earlier today. “The Place Beyond the Pines” is selected for the festival and will have it’s first screening September 7. Ryan is expected to attend according to the official press release of the festival.
Friday September 7
Princess of Wales
Saturday September 8
Be sure to visit the festival’s official website for more information about the screenings and tickets.
THR has information about the reshoots for “Gangster Squad“, which will take place in the week of August 20.
A shooting sequence inside Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre has been scrapped in response to the Aurora movie theater massacre.
Warner Bros. has set the week of August 20 for reshoots of Gangster Squad, the movie whose release date was shifted in response to the Aurora, Colo., theater shootings.
Gangster Squad, a period crime drama starring Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin, featured a key action sequence with mobsters bursting through the silver screen of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood with Tommy guns blazing. The bloody gunplay continued in the lobby and courtyard and spilled onto Hollywood Boulevard.
But in the wake of the July 20 massacre during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises (also from Warner Bros.), the studio decided to push back the release date from Sept. 7 to Jan. 11 and reconceive the theater sequence. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the action will now move to L.A.’s Chinatown. The main players in the scene — Gosling, Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, Troy Garity and Michael Pena — are being brought back for night shoots scheduled for five days, according to insiders.
Gangster Squad, directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), is based on a series of Los Angeles Times articles detailing the LAPD’s fight to keep the mob out of L.A. in the 1940s and 50s. The Chinese Theatre sequence was fictionalized (it never actually happened) and was designed to be a show-stopping set piece in the film, with Fleischer taking great pains to accurately re-create Christmas in Hollywood circa 1950.
The Chinatown neighborhood offers another iconic L.A. locale and can be made to look like the 1950s without much effects work. Warner Bros. declined comment on the reshoots.
Warner Bros confirmed yesterday that “The Gangster Squad” will get delayed a few months.
Warner Bros confirmed this evening it has moved Gangster Squad from September 7 to January 11, 2013. The delay will allow filmmakers to excise a shootout scene that takes place in a movie theater, due to the Aurora, Colorado tragedy at a midnight Thursday screening of The Dark Knight Rises. An alternate murder spree scene will be shot that does not take place in a movie theater. The six months of breathing room should help return the focus to the L.A. mob storyline.
The first movies that were selected for the Toronto International Film Festival were announced earlier this morning. Variety already leaked a list, but it’s now officially confirmed that “The Place Beyond The Pines” was selected for the festival as ‘Special Presentation‘.
Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes star in this multi-generational crime drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), about a motorcycle stunt rider whose moonlighting a bank robber brings him into conflict with an ambitious young cop.
TIFF also released the official plot for the movie via their official press release:
The Place Beyond the Pines Derek Cianfrance, USA (World Premiere)
Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son. But when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper), their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud. The Place Beyond the Pines is a rich dramatic thriller, tracing the intersecting lives of fathers and sons, cops and robbers, heroes and villains. Also starring Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta and Eva Mendes
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Ryan is listed at New York Times’ Vulture’s 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars list. He is ranked #37 at the Vulture Rankings, #55 at Studio Favorites, #9 at Tabloid Targets, #31 at Most Respected, #66 at International stars and #16 at Drama Stars. For more information on the ranking system be sure to read this article.
Thanks to my friend Claudia for sending me this link.
In that recent YouTube clip of Ryan Gosling breaking up a street fight, the two chatty girls manning the camera know that he’s famous, but they struggle to place him, until one remembers that he was in The Notebook. For all of Gosling’s cult and critical appeal these days, it’s important to realize that he’s still “The guy in The Notebook” to mass audiences, though he’s beginning to break through in a big way.