Ever since "The Notebook," Ryan Gosling has topped a lot of "dreamiest most perfect heartthrob" lists, an image he refuses to encourage with edgier roles such as "Half Nelson," "Lars and the Real Girl" and the upcoming "All Good Things." However, his female fans may have a reason to haul out the Kleenex once again thanks to "Blue Valentine."
According to Variety, Gosling has signed on to star in the indie drama with Michelle Williams. The plot as detailed on IMDB is a simple one: the two indie darlings play a couple who are coming up on their ten year wedding anniversary. Their marriage isn't what it once was however, and as their relationship crumbles they recall the better days of their love affair. The film will jump between various years of their life together. Will the couple's trip down memory lane only speed up the divorce, or will it bring them closer together? Mike Vogel ("Cloverfield"), John Doman ("All Good Things") and Maryann Plunkett ("The Night Listener") will round out the cast.
The film is already shooting in New York and Pennsylvania, and it is being directed by Derek Cianfrance ("Metalhead"). Cianfrance also penned the script, with Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis ("Streets of Legend."). They are aiming for a 2010 release, so you'll have plenty of time to stock up on Kleenex and antidepressants for your dose of feelgood Gosling.
Readers, are you looking forward to this latest tragic romance from Gosling? Do you wish he'd pick lighter roles? Do you wish he had suited up to become the Green Lantern? Sound off below!