Disney’s long in-development reboot of “The Haunted Mansion” may have its star: The Wrap reported Thursday that Ryan Gosling is in talks to join the movie, which has been in the works for years with writer/director Guillermo del Toro attached.
The film was first announced at Comic-Con International back in 2010, with del Toro describing the project as a “thrill ride” that “is definitely going to be scary.” In the interim years, there’s been conflicting reports as to his level of involvement in “Haunted Mansion,” but Variety‘s report names him as director and producer. An earlier “Haunted Mansion” film, starring Eddie Murphy, was released in 2003 to widespread negative reviews, despite grossing $182 million in worldwide box office.
As noted by The Wrap, Gosling and del Toro are friends, and were photographed together at Disneyland earlier this year (here’s the duo on Radiator Springs Racers). Gosling’s directorial debut, “Lost River,” is out this weekend, and the actor has a long history with Disney — dating back to his ’90s days on “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club.”
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