Ryan Gosling: Pistorius Role Might be in His Future, Report Says

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 25, 2013 Last Updated: March 26, 2013
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Ryan Gosling Pistorius: A biopic of Oscar Pistorius might feature Ryan Gosling as the amputee sprinter accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Ryan Gosling (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ryan Gosling (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Reports have surfaced that Ryan Gosling might be tapped to play sprinter Oscar Pistorius in a new film.

The Daily Mail said that Gosling has been approached to play Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend. South African-born Charlize Theron was also reportedly approached to play girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Steenkamp was allegedly shot and killed by Pistorius in their upscale home in February. Pistorius has denied murdering her, saying that he thought she was an intruder.

“You’ve got one of the world’s most famous sportsmen under arrest and a beautiful young woman who meets a violent death,” a source told the paper, referring to the Pistorius biopic. “Scripts began doing the rounds within days of the scandal breaking.”

“Ryan has the kind of quiet magnetism that would make this project work–plus there’s some mystery about him,” the source said, and added that while Gosling has publicly said he wants to take a break from acting, there will be pressure from movie executives.

“Although Ryan has been saying publicly that he wants to take a break from acting to relax, executives will be falling over themselves to woo him once the scripts are finalized,” the source added.

Ryan has said recently that he wanted to stop acting for a time because he did not want people to get sick of him.

“I’ve lost perspective on what I’m doing. I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it,” he said, according to an interview with The Associated Press. “And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”

One of Pistorius’s lawyers said that the sprinter’s appeal against his bail application would be considered on Thursday, reported the website on Monday.

Pistorius is also challenging travel restrictions for being forced to report twice per week to a police station.

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