Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 by Russ Fischer
A couple weeks ago, we somehow missed reporting on the fact that Ryan Gosling had signed to write and direct a remake of Taylor Hackford’s 1980 film The Idolmaker for MGM. (The original was a biopic of early rock and roll manager and eventual burnout Bob Marcucci.) Perhaps that omission was somehow driven by prescience, as that deal has fallen apart. Or, more to the point, Ryan Gosling realized that he has quite a lot to do, between promoting Drive and Crazy, Stupid, Love; shooting Derek Cianfrance’s new film The Place Between the Pines and Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad; and possibly making Logan’s Run with Nicolas Winding Refn.