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Ryan Gosling Rumored for Gaspar Noe’s ‘The Golden Suicides’; Carter Burwell Scoring ‘Gangster Squad’

Written by on December 21, 2011 

When Ryan Gosling cited Gaspar Noé‘s Enter the Void as his favorite film of 2010, I was taken aback. Bear in mind that this was several months before he became a public buddy to Nicolas Winding Refn, but, at the time, yours truly was shocked that a man who occupied more covers of People magazine in two months than movies in an entire career would be so fond of a challenging, disturbing, 150-minute psychedelic trip from a controversial filmmaker. Twelve months later, it looks as though he’s taking his fandom a big step further.

We reported in May that Noé would possibly collaborate with Bret Easton Ellis on The Golden Suicides, a film penned by the American Psycho author centering on the, well, suicides of Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan. The French helmer has since jumped on board and is now courting actors — among them, Mr. Ryan Gosling. As Ellis tweeted, the actor “came to meet” Noé during an event held at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont; this is about a week after he hinted at the actor’s involvement. Then, because he loves the social networking site so much, it seems, he tweeted about Joaquin Phoenix having a chat with the filmmaker; less “definitive,” but not much different than this other news.

I’m not insinuating that meeting a director will lead to starring in the guy’s film, but I’m also not discounting Gosling‘s professed Noé fandom. And it’d be an interesting pairing, primarily because the media-smothered star could help bring more attention to a man I hold as one of the most daring filmmakers of the new millennium. The involvement of Ellis is, as always, a bit of a downer — but I’ll trust the director and star to do some heavy-lifting.

In some smaller Gosling-related news, FilmMusicReporter informs us that the great Carter Burwell, best known for his collaborations with the Coen brothers, has been hired to do the score for Gangster Squad. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the late ’40s-set cops and robbers picture also stars Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, and Giovanni Ribisi; we can expect it on October 19th, 2012.

Is a pairing between Gosling and Noé suited to your interests? What are your thoughts on Burwell doing Gangster Squad?


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