See Ryan Gosling on a Poster for a Non-Existent Walt Disney Biopic

March 12, 2012
Source: The Daily What


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.

Here's the poster for the fake film Walt, starring Ryan Gosling, found by The Daily What (via SlashFilm):

Walt - Fan Made Poster

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?

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there is nothing wrong with this poster at all, i would love to see a disney biopic and ron howard would it justice. matt fox could be roy disney for sure.

rockkicker on Mar 12, 2012



LosZombies on Mar 12, 2012


That comment just expressed all the thoughts inside my mind...

Chris McQueen on Mar 12, 2012


After seeing this I realized how little I know about Walt Disney short of all the rumors I've heard.  I still can't find a solid consensus as to if he was a Nazi sympathizing bigot or just a brilliant business man with a love for children so a film about his life could be quite eye opening. 

peloquin on Mar 12, 2012


he wasn't at all, if you know the history & read the books about his life... those rumors have no proof what so ever.

Ebarmatino on Mar 12, 2012


 I know, I can't believe the accusation; Disney... love children. Ha! He just saw an untapped market, that Nazi lovin' basterd

Richie G on Mar 13, 2012


Ryan Gosling as Disney? Never. Ron Howard direct it? Never.

Al on Mar 12, 2012


That's a pretty brilliant poster.

EatTheRich on Mar 12, 2012


I saw this on tumblr and thought it was real and I was soo excited.. Now I find out its fake.. SMH.

Stacey on Mar 12, 2012


One of the most delightful things I've seen today and bound to be the neatest thing I'll see all week...until the Prometheus trailer hits on Saturday that is:P

RidgeRacer4 on Mar 12, 2012


What is the use of all this "FAKE" stuff? What good is it to get pumped for something that's probably never gonna be made? Sure everyone needs dreams, but it just saddens me that great ideas are never realized and unoriginal films are easily produced and released.

Davide Coppola on Mar 12, 2012


Who knows, some Hollywood people will probably see it. If the buzz on the web is right, it will translate into the real world and some reporters might ask Gosling about it, if he has seen it or what he thinks. It gets people talking and thinking. You never know. Besides, it's a pretty neat poster and the artist probably had an awesome time doing it, so he wants to share it. Nothing wrong with that.

reeft on Mar 12, 2012


Tht's really cute!!!

... on Mar 12, 2012


There are times when someone is cast for a role and you think, "Meh...I would have cast [insert better selection here]." However, in this hypothetical that I'm wishing would happen, I can think of no better person than Gosling. Talk about perfection.

Quanah on Mar 12, 2012



Xerxexx on Mar 12, 2012


I would love to see a movie made about Uncle Walt it's long over due and either Ryan Gosling or David Arquette would be good to play Walt Disney.

Carl on Mar 12, 2012


this poster is sooo good - shame on hollywood for being so anti creative these days, change is good, loose the big heads.

Me on Mar 13, 2012


Great poster. Hopefully we'll get to see some of his professional work in the mainstream. Kinda sick of how bad movie posters have gotten (for the most part)

Richie G on Mar 13, 2012


Anything with Ron Howard—real or imaginary—makes me throw up in my mouth and instantly hate the film. This involuntary reaction will be put to the test when the Arrested Development movie begins to unfold....

Voice of Reason on Mar 13, 2012


Looks like "Dewey" from the Scream movies.

Steamboat Itchy on Mar 14, 2012


Please, please, make this movie! The cast could be modified as needed with the exception of Ryan, who would play the part perfect I am sure.

Star K. on Mar 14, 2012


they reallyy should make this movie!!!

jesalyn on Oct 19, 2012

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