See Ryan Gosling on a Poster for a Non-Existent Walt Disney Biopic
Last year, despite a trio of performances that were all worthy of awards recognition, Ryan Gosling didn't get one single Academy Awards nomination for this work in Crazy, Stupid Love, Drive, or The Ides of March, my favorite film from 2011. But with turns in films like Lawless from Terrence Malick, The Place Beyond the Pines from Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance and Only God Forgives from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn coming soon, he's not slowing down at all. Now we get a look at Gosling in a film we may never see in a fan-made poster for a hypothetical Walt Disney biopic from Ron Howard.
Remember, this in no way represents a real project or even hints at the fact that Ron Howard has been in talks to direct a Disney biopic. This is the creation of French art director Pascal Witaszek who would just love to see director Ron Howard working with Gosling on a chronicle of Disney's rise to fame. This really is a great piece of work, and it has the style of one of Disney's more serious live-action dramas like Remember the Titans or Miracle, not to mention Gosling is perfect to play the man who built the House of Mouse.
Aside from the charming aesthetic of the poster, you'll notice that in addition to Howard directing, the artist envisions a script from David Koepp (Jurassic Park) and Akiva Goldsman (I, Robot, Angels & Demons), a frequent Howard collaborator. In addition the cast includes the likes of Michelle Williams, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Fox and Marion Cotillard, but we're not sure if he envisions them playing specific roles in Disney's life or just wants them all in one movie together. Either way, the prospect is exciting and I would love to see a film about Disney come together, whether Gosling is involved or not. How about you?