Along with being the face of a wildly popular meme, Ryan Gosling is one of Hollywood’s busiest leading men with three films rumored to be in the works. Sorry ladies, but a sequel to “The Notebook” isn’t one of them.
‘The Haunted Mansion’
According to Variety, Gosling will be starring in Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion,” directed by the macabre-loving filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. What’s that, you say? Disney already released a movie by the same name in 2003 starring Eddie Murphy? You would be correct, but since Disney has announced a slew of live-action films set for production, including a much buzzed about “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson, it’s not surprising that “The Haunted Mansion” is also getting a reboot.
At ComicCon 2010, de Toro said, “We’re making it scary and fun. But the scary will be scary.”
Supposedly the new film starring Gosling will take a different spin on the story behind the Disneyland attraction and focus more on the Hatbox Ghost character, a headless ghost that was only briefly part of the popular ride. If Gosling himself plays the Hatbox Ghost, they may have to change the character’s name to HOTbox Ghost. … Is this thing on?
‘Blade Runner 2’
It was announced last week that Gosling will also be joining Harrison Ford for “Blade Runner 2,” with production slated to begin in the summer of 2016.
“The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Story details, as well as Gosling’s character, are not being revealed,” confirmed Alcon Entertainment. Ford is taking on his previous role as Rick Deckard, and there’s speculation around the Web that Gosling’s character may be a sort of protege.
‘La La Land’
If you ever had the pleasure of watching “The New Mickey Mouse Club” in the ’90s, it’s possible you spotted a young Gosling singing and dancing his heart out next to the likes of Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. If the Hollywood buzz is true, audiences may see him dance alongside Emma Stone in “La La Land,” a romantic musical reminiscent of Broadway’s “City of Angels.”The story, by writer/director Damien Chazelle, is rumored to be about a jazz pianist and aspiring actress and slated for production in the fall. If Gosling takes on “La La Land,” it will be his third film with Emma Stone, having starred together previously in “Gangster Squad” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”