Ryan Gosling in talks to star in George Clooney's 'Farragut North'

clooney-goslingImage Credit: Mathew Imaging/WireImage.com; Jeff Vespa/WireImage.comThe search continues for the perfect cast for George Clooney’s upcoming political drama Farragut North. Clooney’s rep confirmed to EW that Ryan Gosling is currently in negotiations to play the lead role of a young communications director who gets wrapped up in the dark side of political campaigns.

By the power vested in George Clooney, let’s make this happen! To me, this sounds like a stellar pairing for a film that will likely have “Academy Award nominee” written all over it. Granted, Clooney’s directorial efforts aren’t always Oscar bait (remember Leatherheads?), but given each of their resumes — Clooney’s a Best Supporting Actor winner (Syriana), and has been nominated for Best Actor (twice!) and Best Director, while Gosling received a Best Actor nomination for Half Nelson in 2006 and is considered a strong contender for an acting nod with the upcoming Blue Valentine — this combination looks pretty good on paper. Plus, a Clooney-Gosling combination will guarantee some red carpet dreaminess come awards season, or at least some promotional eye candy.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Does George Clooney + Ryan Gosling = a must-see film?

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George Clooney assembling cast for ‘Farragut North’


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  • Alex

    Is this going to be a 2011 release?? Also, I am loving this cast.

  • Mole

    I’m assuming this is an adaptation of the play?

  • Keith

    I adore both of them. YES.

  • Alexis

    Oh my sweet lord yes!

  • Mary

    Yes please!

  • Tye-Grr

    Like!

  • Leithen

    I thought Chris Pine was going to be in this. He was great in the stage version.

  • Chaz Winterbottom

    I can’t wait for the porn version of this movie: Foggy Bottom.

    • Mole

      Wow…you get a high-five for that. Perfect.

  • Jordan

    Though he is a talented actor, I saw the LA production w/ Chris Pine and he was SENSATIONAL! Bring back CP.

  • Stella

    Please let it happen. Everytime I see a photo of Ryan Gosling my heart skips a beat. He is the dreamiest!

  • matty

    Farragut North? Why that’s my favorite Metro station!

  • LisaB

    Nope, sorry. I want Chris Pine to reprise his critically-lauded stage performance. C’mon, Clooney.

  • sindaleena

    If Mr Clooney is making this movie then its going to be a hit.

  • Crystal

    I, too though Pine was getting his stage role. Pine all the way!

  • Jane

    Gosling is a way better actor than Pine.

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