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Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut

Written by: FFT Webmaster | May 16th, 2011

Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling is set to star and direct a remake of the 1980 movie THE IDOLMAKER for MGM, which would mark his directorial debut. The original film, directed by Taylor Hackford, starred Ray Sharkey in a story about the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered 1960s singing sensations Frankie Avalon and Fabian. Gosling is in Cannes this week for the premiere of the competition film DRIVE, co-starring Carey Mulligan and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The actor will next be seen co-starring alongside Steve Carell in the Warner Brothers comedy CRAZY STUPID LOVE, which opens July 29, and will appear next year in GANGSTER SQUAD, a Warner Brothers crime drama that will also star Sean Penn and Josh Brolin.


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