Friday, May 13, 2011

Ryan Gosling will make his directorial debut with a remake of The Idolmaker?

Apparently so, according to Deadline:

Ryan Gosling is set to star and direct a remake of the 1980 movie The Idolmaker for MGM. It would be the Oscar-nominated actor's directorial debut. Idolmaker, directed by Taylor Hackford, starred Ray Sharkey in a story about the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered Frankie Avalon and Fabian. Gosling -- in Cannes this week for the premiere of the competition film Drive, co-starring Carey Mulligan and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn -- has been shifting his focus from indies to more mainstream fare of late. He's co-starring alongside Steve Carell in Warner Bros' Crazy, Stupid, Love, which opens July 29, and he is starring in Logan's Run and Gangster Squad, Warner Bros' big Will Beall-scripted crime drama that also will star Sean Penn and Josh Brolin.

-Joey's Two Cents: I wonder if this is part of the reason that he's been taking part in larger scale movies of late. Either way, I'm very interested to see what he's got as a filmmaker...thoughts?


  1. If part of the reason he's gone more "mainstream" with his upcoming roles is to get this movie going for himself, then all the better...especially considering even his Hollywood endeavors have a lot of potential.

  2. From listening to interviews and watching making-of docs, Gosling seems to put every ounce of himself into each of his performances. So, I imagine he would do the same as a director. While this doesn't sound like the most interesting project, I look forward to seeing what he'll bring to the table.