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.
A brand new trailer for “Lost River,” Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, has finally arrived. Watch it:
The movie will hit U.S. theaters April 10, and will be available the same day on digital HD, and stars Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith.
Russell Crowe was presenting an award for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards when he got a surprise visit from Ryan Gosling.
Gosling crashed the live television presentation, jokingly complimenting slash insulting Crowe and trying his hand at an Australian accent. While he got a tad “confused” about New Zealand, he nailed the Down Under phrasing with his “Sweet as, bro.”
The actors are filming The Nice Guys together in Los Angeles, hence their killer 70s outfits.
Variety is announcing that Ryan is joining Brad Pitt and Christian Bale for “The Big Short,” Paramount and Plan B’s adaptation of the Lewis book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” that Adam McKay is writing.
The nonfiction novel tells the story of the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s that led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. Paramount had no comment.
Pitt will produce with DeDe Gardner through their Plan B banner. Whether McKay is also directing is unknown, as is when production will begin.
The book follows several key people who played a role in building the disastrous credit bubble. The feature adaptation will likely feature several a-list actors who have similiar-sized roles a la “Traffic” or “The Counselor.”
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.
New York Times’ Vulture announced their annual Most Valuable Stars list. Just like the previous years Ryan is part of it. Ryan ranks #71 in the general list. Ryan also ranks #38 at Action Stars, #48 at Drama Stars, #56 Most Respected, #9 Tabloid Target, #98 at International Stars, #84 at Studio Stars.
Ryan Gosling – The Enigma
He may have fathered a baby with Eva Mendes this year (which accounts for his highest-possible tabloid score), but it’s apropos that Ryan Gosling should be ranked this low on the list right alongside his former flame, Rachel McAdams. Both stars will always boast built-in awareness levels thanks to the everlasting power of The Notebook, but neither is ruling Hollywood like they truly could. After a string of indies, Gosling took too much time off to direct the inscrutable Lost River; he’ll return to the studio fold with Shane Black’s The Nice Guys but he could really use a high-profile pop right now.
Rank Compared to 2012: -49
Domestic Box Office: $28,232,104
Overseas Box Office: $24,556,309
Studio Value: 7
Oscars: 0 wins, 1 nom
Critics’ Score: 68
Twitter Mentions: 2,964
Tabloid Value: 10
Some additional rankings when making your own adjustments. Ryan ranks #96 when you only adjust Domestic Box Office, #97 at International Box Office, #37 at Studio Value, #78 at Likeability, #48 at Oscars, #43 at Critics’ Score, #18 at Twitter Mentions, and #2 at Tabloid Value.