Posts tagged ryan gosling
Announced to premiere at Cannes earlier today, these first two images have landed online from Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut ‘Lost River’ (formerly titled ‘How to Catch a Monster’). Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Rob Zabrecky star in the modern fantasy-drama, for which Gosling has also written the screenplay. ‘Lost River’ weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairy tale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy (Hendricks), a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
‘Lost River’ marks Ryan Gosling’s first time writing and directing a feature film. Gosling is an Oscar nominated actor having starred in films including ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Lars and the Real Girl,’ ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘Gangster Squad’ and ‘Half Nelson,’ for which he received his Academy Award nomination. No release date has been set, yet expect to see ‘Lost River’ on the big screen later this year.
From The Hollywood Reporter comes word that Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the big screen rights to Jeffrey Spivak’s book, “Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkely,” with plans for Ryan Gosling to produce and potentially both direct and star as well. If things go to plan, Gosling would produce with Marc Platt, who he previously worked with on Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Drive’ and his directional debut ‘How to Catch a Monster,’ which is currently in post production. The outlet note that the Busby Berkely project is in the early stages and no writer is attached. Spivak’s book is officially described as follows.
Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby Berkeley’s unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years on Broadway to the director’s chair, Berkeley is notorious for his inventiveness and signature style. Through sensational films like “42nd Street” (1933), “Gold Diggers of 1933″ (1933), “Footlight Parade” (1933), and “Dames” (1934), Berkeley sought to distract audiences from the troubles of the Great Depression. Although his bold technique is familiar to millions of moviegoers, Berkeley’s life remains a mystery.
Christina Hendricks Talks About Working With Ryan Gosling On His Directional Debut ‘How To Catch A Monster’
In a recent chat with E!, Christina Hendricks opened up about her experience working on Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, ‘How to Catch a Monster,’ a thriller about a mother and son trapped in a dark underworld. ”It was truly wonderful and probably one of the most creative things I have ever worked on and most collaborative,” Hendricks said. “[Ryan] was tremendous as a director. He knew exactly what he was looking for, set an environment for people to be truly creative in a way that I never experienced before.”
Christina Hendricks commented that her ‘Drive’ co-star gave the cast something very rare in Hollywood, “We had the extraordinary experience—you don’t always get this with a film—we rehearsed for a week and a half to two weeks before. So we felt like a tight unit family…We felt very close. We’ve all been talking since and I’ve seen a bunch of them since.”
Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Joe Manganiello & More In The Running To Play Batman In The ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel/Superman Vs Batman Movie?
Ever since director Zack Snyder announced at Comic-Con that he’s bringing together the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time – Batman and Superman – for the first time on the big screen, speculation has shifted up a gear with regards to who’s playing Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 2015 film. While the film’s script is still in being written, so nothing has been submitted formally to reps and actors, and Snyder is only just beginning to look at actors, The Hollywood Reporter has a list of six names that have reportedly been mentioned behind-the-scenes.
According to numerous sources, this incarnation of Batman/Bruce Wayne will apparently be in the late 30s or around the 40 mark and is described as “established and rugged”. This new movie will not seek to recount an origin story or the rise of the Dark Knight. Sources say the new movie is aiming for the tone of the relationship and fight seen in Frank Miller’s 1980s ground-breaking mini-series ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’
Stunning Alternate Poster For Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Only God Forgives’ – Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristen Scott Thomas & Yayaying
Midnight Marauder has put together this top-notch alternate poster for Nicolas Winding Refn’s revenge thriller ‘Only God Forgives.’ ‘Only God Forgives’ reunites Refn with Ryan Gosling, the lead of his fantastic neo-noir crime drama, ‘Drive.’ Alongside Gosling, the likes of Kristen Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Tom Burke and Yayaying also star. Shot on location in Bangkok, the film’s score is by award-winning ‘Drive’ composer Cliff Martinez (Spring Breakers, Contagion).
In ‘Only God Forgives,’ Ryan Gosling plays Julian, the son of a Florida-based crime syndicate boss (Kristen Scott Thomas), who is plying the drug trade in Thailand with his brother. When his addicted sibling gets involved in a murder and gets tangled up with a cop who calls himself the Angel of Vengeance, Gosling’s character, who is proficient in mixed martial arts, is compelled to seek revenge on behalf of his mother. ‘Only God Forgives’ is out now. The official synopsis for ‘Only God Forgives’ can be read below.
Interesting Facts About Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Only God Forgives’ – Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas & Yayaying
‘Only God Forgives’ is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2013. Not only is the man of the moment, Ryan Gosling, starring; it sees him team up with Nicolas Winding Refn again following their awesome collaboration in ‘Drive’ in 2011. These are the things we know for certain but what about all those quirky, behind the scenes, little facts you don’t see on screen?
• Ryan Gosling wasn’t the first choice for the lead role. Welsh actor Luke Evans was originally cast and had even begun learning Muay Thai lessons but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.’ Then, Gosling stepped in. Refn: “I remember the day after the premiere of Drive in Cannes, this unknown actor drops out of my movie to go do The Hobbit. So I was like, ‘f*ck.’ Then I was in LA right after and Ryan said, ‘I’ll do it.’”
• Director Nicolas Winding Refn is actually colour blind. This is quite interesting given that colour is such a powerful tool in his films and most recently the latest neon-drenched poster for ‘Only God Forgives.’