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I am pretty sure most of you already saw the poster, but I am going to post it anyway because the poster is so well made. Last week French graphic artist Pascal Witaszek released a poster for a fictional Walt Disney biofilm with Ryan Gosling as Walt and the poster went viral. THR wrote an article about it:
The “Drive” star gets cast as the animation icon in concept art that has gone viral.
French graphic artist Pascal Witaszek released to the web over the weekend a poster of a fictional Walt Disney biofilm that lists Ron Howard as the director and features Gosling as a young, dreamy and hard-at-work Disney. The image has swept the internet, exciting Disney fans, bloggers and Gosling devotees alike.
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With the amazing success in 2011 Ryan got a lot of new ‘fans’. In the last few months several (young) actors talked about Ryan, and we thought it would be fun to make a little sum-up update for you especially since the news is going slow while Ryan is in Bankok filming “Only God Forgives“.
“This year I have a talent crush on Ryan Gosling,” Radcliffe confessed. “I think he’s fantastic and … you know he’d be nice afterwards. He seems smart. If I was gay, I would go for a smart man.”
-Daniel Radcliffe (Source)
“I’m a big fan. I like his subtleties and how he really internalizes a lot of the emotion. And for me, that’s kind of my style. So, he’s definitely a big person to look up to.”
-Josh Hutcherson (Source)
“Me and my friends saw Crazy, Stupid, Love, and we were freaking out. Everyone falls in love with him after that.”
-Elle Fanning (Source)
“This is hard! In my age range there’s not many people to date, so … my date would have to be with, maybe, Ryan Gosling. We could just drive around. I loved ‘Drive’ so much!”
-Chloe Moretz (Source)
“I met him [Ryan] and I didn’t know what to expect. He was so funny and goofy. His timing and everything was amazing. I was like, ‘You’re supposed to be my husband!’”
-Rachel Bilson (Source)
“I’d say right now it’s pretty heavily based on Ryan Gosling. Who doesn’t? I was going to Katsuya with a friend one day and we pulled up into the driveway and Ryan Gosling was sitting right next to us in his Prius. He was going to get food for his dog or something, but I was freaking out.”
-Alexandra Chando (Source)
Yet another possible project surfaced for Ryan. He is considered for the biopic on Freeway (Rick Ross) with director “The Notebook” director Nick Cassavetes.
As former Los Angeles drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross awaits the trial in his publicity rights case against rapper Rick Ross, he spoke with The BoomBox about his upcoming biopic, revealing that he is in talks with Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Gosling and Jamie Foxx to star in the film.
As previously reported, the film will be directed by Nick Cassavetes, whose resume includes lauded works like ‘The Notebook.’ Ross is currently in the final phase of negotiations with ‘The Artist’ casting agent Heidi Levitt.
“There’s been a few names thrown out,” he explains. “I met with Mark Wahlberg before, he’s still somebody that we would like, even though we don’t know if we’d be able to tie him in. Ryan Gosling was another person that we like. I met with Ryan. Philip Seymour Hoffman is somebody else. We’re going to let the casting agent really pick which one we’re going with.
Keep in mind this is still not an official project, since it only seems like Ryan is in early talks to star in this movie.
Wild Bunch released the first official production still of Ryan in “Only God Forgives” with “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn. They are currently in Thailand to shoot the movie, which is expected to release this year. They are still under negotiations for a distributor deal.
Deadline reports that the deal with FilmDistrict never closed and instead, The Weinstein Company’s VOD/multi-platform shingle Radius — who recently snapped up the Refn produced “Pusher” remake — has beat out a number of suitors (including CBS Films) to land the movie, in what is said to be a $2.5 million pricetag. Frankly, that’s the kind of payout we’d expect from The Weinstein Company proper, not a VOD sideline gig, but we presume this deal will mark that shingle as major players.
WildBunch also has an extensive plot describtion of the movie, and Ryan’s character name is revealed: Julian.
Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty.
When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute the police call on retired cop Chang – the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand.
The production company FilmNation revealed the official log line for “Lawless“. IndieWire published an article about it.
Production company FilmNation has a logline for the film that describes the plot as following “two intersecting love triangles. It is a story of sexual obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.” And well, that’s all we have for now, but it’s the biggest detail yet about the film that is set to star a great cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Haley Bennett. And Malick fans might want to snap up some passes for this year’s Austin City Limits fest, as we’re guessing the director will be back.
Before the end of last year, Mara revealed that the film wouldn’t be shooting until September (“Knight Of Cups” is slated to shoot first this summer). Given that we now know the film will be playing out against the backdrop of the music scene in Austin, we wouldn’t be surprised if the production schedules add some additional time to hit the festival again when it runs from October 12-14.
Ryan and his co-star Rooney Mara were seen filming for the movie or doing pre-production work last November and they will return shooting in September of this year.