One small step for man, one giant step for mankind — we could be talking about the first moon walk, or we could be talking about Ryan Gosling. Or maybe both, as Universal is eyeing the actor to star in their upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle and Spotlight scribe Josh Singer.
I have seen The Big Short. It is good. You should see The Big Short. But you should also be aware: This trailer feels almost nothing like the actual movie.
SNL bounced back nicely from Donald Trump this past weekend with The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks, looking even bigger this coming Saturday with Matthew McConaughey and Adele, but December 2015 will really go all out. Our final three hosts of the year include Ryan Gosling, Chris Hemsworth (poor Liam), and best of all, a dual Sisters hosting with SNL alum Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
For a while it didn’t seem like Ridley Scott would ever make his long-promised (threatened?) sequel to Blade Runner, which suited most fans of the classic dystopian sci-fi flick just fine. But when director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins signed on, suddenly Blade Runner 2 was not only actually happening, but it sounded like a great idea. Although he was previously only rumored for a role in the sequel, Ryan Gosling is now confirming his part in the film, while Scott has offered details on what we might expect from the opening scene.
Adam McKay’s best known as the director of Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers. His films tend to be weird, bizarre, and silly. But his 2010 buddy cop comedy The Other Guys ended on a note that was more outraged than outrageous: Animated infographic closing credits that outlined the reasons and details of the 2008 economic collapse (which was the background of the case investigated in the film by Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s characters).
It’s reasonably safe to presume that Nicholas Sparks’ theater pull has waned somewhat in the years following The Notebook, so where does one in need of a new frontier go? TV! Yes, The Notebook is coming to the small screen, on The CW of course, and already tissue stock is rising.
Roger Deakins is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinematographers on the planet (except by the Academy, who’ve inexplicably never awarded him an Oscar despite 11 nominations). Deakins’ name in a film’s credits is a guarantee that no matter how terrible everything else in a movie is (and he has shot a couple stinkers), the movie will look gorgeous.
What a week to be Ryan Gosling! While his directorial debut, Lost River, is currently baffling audiences around the nation, he remains massively in-demand in front of cameras, where his good looks and enigmatic nature make him one of our best movie stars. A few days ago, we learned that Guillermo del Toro was after him to star in his take on Disney’s The Haunted Mansion. Now, we’ve learned that he’s in negotiations to join Blade Runner 2, where he’ll star alongside Harrison Ford.
Director Damien Chazelle caught everyone’s attention in a big way with Whiplash, his debut feature film starring Miles Teller, which (rightfully) earned J.K. Simmons an Oscar. His next film is based on a screenplay he wrote before Whiplash, and it might very well star two of the most lovable actors alive: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, who previously appeared together in Gangster Squad.
Guillermo del Toro has been developing a Haunted Mansion film for Disney for several years, but he’s also one of the most ambitious guys when it comes to lining up potential projects. In addition to a Pacific Rim sequel (perhaps two), del Toro is also hoping to work on a Justice League Dark film for DC and Warner Bros. But The Haunted Mansion has remained the project he’s most passionate about, and it looks like there’s finally some real news to report.