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Guillermo del Toro, Who Loves ‘Lost River,’ Hires Ryan Gosling for Next Movie

Guillermo del Toro, Who Loves 'Lost River,' Hires Ryan Gosling for Next Movie

As first reported by The Wrap, Ryan Gosling is sealing the deal to star in Disney’s supernatural family film “The Haunted Mansion,” directed and produced by Mexican genre movie-maker Guillermo del Toro.

Based on the kooky, creepy Disneyland ride, the film has been in the works since del Toro unveiled the project at Comic-Con 2010. But del Toro insists this is not a comedy: “If you take the children, they will scream.” D.V. DeVincentis (who penned John Cusack comedies “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Black”) is working on the script.

READ MORE: Ryan Gosling Reveals How and Why He Shot “Lost River”

A former Mouseketeer, Ryan Gosling wrote, produced and directed his first feature film “Lost River,” out in theaters this weekend, which Guillermo del Toro hailed as a masterpiece during their SXSW panel.

This Fall, Guillermo del Toro releases his haunted house gothic “Crimson Peak,” starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston. The San Francisco Film Society will give Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro its Irving M. Levin Directing Award at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23–May 7) on Awards Night, Monday April 27 at The Armory, where we’ll see clips from “Crimson Peak.”

READ MORE: Guillermo del Toro Teases “Crimson Peak”

Gosling is filming Shane Black‘s “The Nice Guys” with Russell Crowe and Adam McKay’s “The Big Short” with Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Christian Bale.

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