RYAN GOSLING TO STAR IN, PRODUCE ‘THE ACTOR’ MOVIE ADAPTATION

Duke Johnson is set to direct the big screen take on Donald E. Westlake's novel 'Memory.'

Ryan Gosling (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Duke Johnson is set to direct the big screen take on Donald E. Westlake’s novel ‘Memory.’

Ryan Gosling is set to star in The Actor, an adaptation of Donald E. Westlake’s novel Memory.

Duke Johnson will direct the film and produce with Abigail Spencer under their Innerlight Films production banner. Gosling, who will also produce alongside Ken Kao, will play the lead role of Paul Cole, who must deal with his damaged memory as he struggles to rebuild his life after being left for dead and hospitalized in 1950s Ohio.

Cole follows a thrilling journey to find home, love and ultimately himself. Gosling and Kao’s partnership follows their recent project announcements of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Project Hail Mary at MGM, and Leigh Whannell’s Wolfman at Universal.

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