Last week we learned the HORRIBLY UPSETTING NEWS that Ryan Gosling is thinking of taking a break from acting but today we learn of a new rumor that may refute Ryan‘s plans. According to the British tabloid The Sun (not exactly a bastion of verity but …), Gosling is being considered for the lead role of accused murder/Olympian Oscar Pistorius in an upcoming planned biopic about his life. Absolutely NOTHING has been officially confirmed by anyone at all so it’s prolly best not to take this rumor as gospel but … if it turns out to be true, it looks like Ryan‘s plans to take a break from acting might not actually happen. HMMMMMMMM.
HOLLYWOOD heartthrob Ryan Gosling and South African beauty Charlize Theron are being lined up to star as murder-charge athelete Oscar Pistorius and his late model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a forthcoming biopic, reports claim. The Drive star recently announced he was taking a break from acting but it’s thought he could be tempted to play such a high-profile role. The Daily Mail claim that a number of scripts are being developed in Hollywood which tell the tragic story of South Africa’s one-time Paralympian hero and the fateful Valentine’s Day morning in which his model girlfriend was shot and killed. Oscar, who is currently on bail, denies murder and claims he mistook Reeva for an intruder. Sources say two scripts are being currently being developed in Hollywood with an announcement expected soon from one of the major film studios. A source said: “You’ve got one of the world’s most famous sportsmen under arrest and a beautiful young woman who meets a violent death. Scripts began doing the rounds within days of the scandal breaking. Ryan has the kind of quiet magnetism that would make this project work – plus there’s some mystery about him. Although Ryan has been saying publicly that he wants to take a break from acting to relax, executives will be falling over themselves to woo him once the scripts are finalised.” Ryan said he wanted to quit acting because he didn’t want people to get fed up with him. He said: “I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing. I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”
The whole Oscar Pistorius thing really bothers me so, personally, I don’t think I’d be all that interested in seeing a biopic about his life and alleged crime. That being said, I really don’t want Ryan Gosling to take a break from acting so … I’d rather he make the film, see that folks will NEVER get tired of seeing him in films and keep on making movies. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Honestly, this casting rumor sounds like hogwash to me so … I’m not getting my hopes up. But … I suppose there’s a slight chance, right?