This post mostly exists as an excuse to share a photo of Ryan Gosling -- and for me to get a chance to google pictures of Ryan Gosling, which also paid off on Twitter a minute ago (see below) -- but this is interesting news on his next project, too! Not his immediate next project which is I think the Wolfman movie he's doing with Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell. And not the next one after that which is the CIA thriller The Grey Man with the Russo Brothers (starring opposite Chris Evans and Ana de Armas and Billy Bob Thornton and Regé-Jean Page and Alfre freakin' Woodward). But the next next next one, which is called The Actor, descibed thus:
"Oscar-nominee Gosling will play actor Paul Cole who becomes stranded in 1950s Ohio after a brutal attack. Suffering from severe memory loss, he struggles to find his way back to his life in New York and reclaim what he has lost."
Now on to why I actually care: The Actor is being directed by Duke Johnson, the dude who brought us the brilliant stop-motion animation of Anomolisa alongside Charlie Kaufman. Annnnd speaking of the great and powerful Kaufman, he's just come onboard the film as an Executive Producer. Get some sweet sweet cashola, Charlie, so you can deliver unto us another directorial masterpiece this decade.
Ryan Gosling photographed by Tony Duran in 2001 pic.twitter.com/u1Ta88iFgm— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) April 14, 2021