- Deadline reported that Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to play Ken in an upcoming “Barbie” film.
- Gosling will co-star alongside Margot Robbie, one of the film’s producers.
- Gosling reportedly first refused the role due to his busy schedule.
Ryan Gosling could play Ken in an upcoming film based on the classic Mattel doll.
According to Deadline, and The Hollywood Reporter, the “La La Land” actor is in “final negotiations.” The outlets reported that Gosling, 40, initially passed on the role due to his busy schedule but later signed on after the project was pushed back and the studio ‘remained persistent’ about his participation.
The “Barbie” film will be produced by Margot Robbie, 31, – who will play the titular character – and her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. Mattel Films and Warner Bros will also produce the film.
Details about the film’s premise are unknown at this time but it will be directed by Greta Gerwig, who worked on large projects like “Little Women,” “Isle of Dogs,” and “Lady Bird.” Gerwig co-wrote the film with her partner and frequent collaborator Noah Baumbach.
Gosling said he hadn’t shown his daughters all of his films yet during a recent interview with Modern Luxury Riviera Orange County.
“I’m not in a hurry for them to see any of my movies,” Gosling said. “Eva did a kids film, though, called My Brother the Pig, that was a big hit with our girls. I highly recommend it, by the way; she’s amazing in it.”