Ryan Gosling to star in his own directorial debut: a remake of 1980s musical The Idolmaker

Ryan Gosling to star in his own directorial debut: a remake of 1980s musical The Idolmaker

Ryan Gosling is even cooler now that he's a director (Image: friskytuna) 

What can we say? We love us some Ryan Gosling. So when we heard that the London, Ontario, native has signed on to direct and star in The Idolmaker, a remake of the 1980 movie loosely based on the life of rock promoter Bob Marcucci, we got a little excited. Of course, it was only a matter of time before the multi-talented actor-producer-musician made the jump to the director’s chair, adding yet another line to his growing resume.

After indulging in some vintage shopping in Kensington Market this April, Gosling hopped a flight to Cannes, where he is currently promoting the premiere of his latest film, Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and co-starring Carey Mulligan. Drive kicks off a summer jam-packed with Gosling—most notably, the actor will star alongside Steve Carell and TIFF favourite Emma Stone in Crazy, Stupid, Love. The Idolmaker is a far cry from Gosling’s early breaks in Young Hercules and our favourite Canadian youth-oriented program of the ’90s, Breaker High, so we’re looking forward to seeing the Canadian kid cut his teeth. Until then, we’ll tide ourselves over by watching The Notebook on repeat.

Ryan Gosling to Direct Idolmaker [Vulture]