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.
We’ve previously seen videos of Ryan Gosling performing at a young age, before he was cast on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club. Apparently Gosling made a habit out of performing at talent shows and making the girls swoon when he was but a wee Baby Goose. A new video has now emerged from 1992, in which a 12-year-old Gosling dances with a crew of young ladies…while wearing M.C. Hammer pants.
Hey girl, not long ago it was rumored that ‘Lost River,’ the directorial debut from Ryan Gosling, would be heading straight to VOD—but that rumor was quickly debunked, and we’ll be seeing Baby Goose’s new movie in April. Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the upcoming film, which is scheduled to play at SXSW in March after making the festival rounds last year, where it garnered some mixed-to-negative reviews.
When you think of Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling, you don’t exactly think of high comedy—does Christian Bale even smile?—yet, the three have signed on to star in ‘The Big Short’, a new film based on a script by ‘Anchorman’ and ‘Step Brothers’ director Adam McKay, who may also direct. Before you get too excited at the prospect of stone-faced Method actors Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling co-starring in a goofy comedy, spoiler alert: it’s not a comedy.
Hey girl, we’ve got some slightly disappointing news about your dream husband Ryan Gosling. Apparently even if your name is Ryan Gosling, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee that your directorial debut will get a theatrical release. Apparently, even if your name is Ryan Gosling and you are mega handsome and adored by millions, that artsy movie you directed starring Christina Hendricks and the 10th Doctor from ‘Doctor Who’ might still go straight to VOD—as if the name Ryan Gosling means nothing to these people!