Neon has acquired the upcoming drama The Actor, based on the best-selling book Memory – and Ryan Gosling will star in the film.

We seem to be hearing a lot more about what Ryan Gosling will be doing of late, rather than actually seeing him on our screens.

We know that he’s involved with a Leigh Whannell adaptation of The Wolfman, the Universal Monsters character, which is reportedly somewhere along the way in pre-production, but has been quiet of late. We also know he’s currently filming opposite Chris Evans in The Gray Man for Netflix in an action drama helmed by the Russo Brothers. We haven’t actually seen Gosling on our screens though since way back in 2018 with First Man, the excellent Neil Armstrong biopic.

Now it’s been confirmed that Gosling has signed on to another project, this one being The Actor, a film adaptation of Donald Westlake’s novel Memory. 

The project will be co-written, directed and produced by Duke Johnson, who last directed the stop motion film, Anomalisa, alongside Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman will also be producing The Actor as well.

The film’s plot follows ‘actor Paul Cole, who, stranded in 1950s Ohio after a brutal attack and suffering from severe memory loss, struggles to find his way back to his life in New York and reclaim what he has lost.’

Whether this heads into production before The Wolfman remains to be seen, but we’ll let you know as we hear more.

The Hollywood Reporter

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