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Ryan Gosling: 'Farragut North' Frontrunner!

Ryan Gosling: 'Farragut North' Frontrunner!

Ryan Gosling is close to signing as the lead in the George Clooney-directed adaption of the Beau Willimon play Farragut North.

The 29-year-old Canadian actor would play Stephen, a young press secretary working for a fast-rising candidate.

Deadline reports that Leonardo DiCaprio once eyed the role. Last year, Chris Pine played the same role in the play version at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. He too was rumored to take on the role but it looks like Ryan is in the lead now!

Ryan is getting lots of Oscar buzz for his role in the upcoming flick, Blue Valentine. He’s been busy with Christina Hendricks shooting their new movie, Drive.

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13 Comments

# 1

This may be true because Chris Pine has other projects at same time that George Clooney intends to do the filming!

And Ryan is a great choice, too!

# 3

I hope this is true!! George has spoken highly of Ryan in the past.

# 4

Oh no! I was so looking forward to Chris Pine playing that character. Plus, I am not really a fan of Ryan Gosling. :( Oh well, it could be worse, he could have given the role to Jake Gylenhall *eyeroll*.

# 5

@Celia:

Exactly, Celia. I remember George Clooney often speaking highly of Ryan, and rightly so because Ryan is a magnificent actor and he is so gorgeous. I hate Chris Pine and am glad he is not getting the role because he has zero acting chops and Leonardo DiCaprio can get other projects without much effort. I’m excited for this collaboration.

# 6

Ryan Gosliiiing!

# 8
the truth @ 10/01/2010 at 7:01 am

@reba: Chris pine is good actor.Leo just a picky actor.He doesn;t work hard as Hayden Christensen and Ryan Goshing. These actors are not picky at all.So not Chris pine. These three actors are not picly and will work with anyone.Leo is picky who he work alone as it make him money and fame. And he thinks he look good too.Leo don’t want to do nothing but act all the time nothing else. Was asked about directing he said he didn’t know how to that,The other actors does things like go charity eevnts he don’t. All movies that leo hasn’t did well at boxoffice,

# 9

Ryan Gosling rocks the Oscars :-)

MINE!!! i call dibs

Ryan Gosling rocks the Oscars :-)

I hope this is true!! George has spoken highly of Ryan in the past.

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