It seems Ryan Gosling’s self-imposed acting hiatus is over as just a few days after it was reported he’s in talks for Guillermo Del Toro’s Haunted Mansion, Deadline says that he may be re-teaming with his Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad co-star Emma Stone for La La Land.
If he does it’ll be a chance for him to show off his singing skills (he is, after all, a former Mousketeer who nearly ended up in N*Sync), as it’s a musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle.
The film has been described as ‘an old fashioned musical set in contemporary Los Angeles and centers on a love story between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress.’ Their passion is tested by the extremes of living in a city of creativity and dreams.
Neither Stone nor Gosling has signed on as yet, but both are said to be circling the project. There’s also been talk of Eddie Redmayne taking the male lead, but it appears Gosling is more likely at the moment.