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Ryan Gosling is Directing and Starring in Remake of 'The Idolmaker'

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May 15, 2011
Source: Deadline

Idolmaker / Ryan Gosling

We'll next see him in the promising romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love alongside Steve Carell and Emma Stone, and his first action role in Drive will be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival this week (see all of Alex's coverage from France right here), but Ryan Gosling has plenty more coming down the pipeline. Not only will Gosling reteam with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for a remake of Logan's Run, but he will also reunite with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance for A Place Beyond the Pines. Now Deadline says Gosling is also set to direct and star in The Idolmaker, a remake of the 1980 film of the same name.

Taylor Hackford directed the original film for MGM and it told the story about about the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered Frankie Avalon and Fabian. It doesn't exactly jump out as one of those stories that needs to be retold, but perhaps Gosling has a new spin on the story, or just has a passion for it. His talents as an actor have been impressive to say the least, so I'm interested to see if he can bring the same level of quality work behind the camera as well. It's not clear how the project would fit into his future slate, but I'm betting it will be awhile before we hear any further development. Interested?

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