Damien Chazelle, the young writer/director who gave us Whiplash would direct. Chazelle is currently directing La La Land so there’s a natural progression here. Like Nicholas Winding Refn who teamed with Gosling in Drive, then again with Only God Forgives, and Derek Cianfrance who worked with him in Blue Valentine, and once more in Place Beyond the Pines, some directors can’t help but fall in love with Gosling’s collaborative energy and his willingness to dive deep into a project. He’s funny, charming, a tall, lean acting machine whose great sense of humor and good nature are endearing. Of course they want to do it again. That’s not just me talking, that’s how my husband (not a director, an AD) viewed Ryan when he got to know him on the set of Drive. Not that he’d use my specific gushing words, mind you.
Ryan Gosling and Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn
Not everyone agrees. Below the Deadline piece on the biopic, couple of snide comments questioned Gosling’s casting.
sacha • on Nov 24, 2015 2:58 pm Gosling!?, with that whiney Mickey Mouse voice of his…Idiots!
Anonymous • on Nov 24, 2015 6:59 pm This is an abomination. Will he deliver “That’s one small step..” with that fake DeNiro accent? How will he use his main acting asset, his abs, in a space suit?
How about you? Are you a Gosling hater too? Go ahead, risk my ire and tell me so in the comments section.