Ryan Gosling has signed on to star in the upcoming film noir Duke Johnson-directed project The Actor. The announcement arrives after a lengthy sabbatical for the leading man since starring as Neil Armstrong in First Man back in 2018.
Deadline reports that Anomalisa director Duke Johnson will once again team up with Charlie Kaufman for the project with Kaufman working as executive director for the film. Gosling will also produce the feature alongside Ken Kao from Waypoint Entertainment.
The film’s official logline reads: “When New York actor Paul Cole is beaten and left for dead in 1950s Ohio, he loses his memory and finds himself stranded in a mysterious small town where he struggles to get back home and reclaim what he’s lost.”
Adding that, “The Actor follows a thrilling journey we must all make, to find home, to find love and ultimately to find ourselves.”
The film will also be produced by Neon, the distribution company that catapulted Parasite to critical acclaim and has acquired 12 Academy Award nominations and five wins in just four years.
As of yet, there are no details available about when production is set to begin on The Actor, thus it shouldn’t be expected any time soon.
Currently, Ryan Gosling is currently working on a Russo brothers-directed espionage thriller The Gray Man.
You can check out the beloved film star deep-diving into an investigation of the font used for Avatar in an SNL skit below.