Ryan Gosling has reportedly dropped out of the new Logan’s Run movie.
The news was broken yesterday (October 25) by Justin Kroll, a reporter for Hollywood trade paper Variety. Kroll posted on his Twitter page: “Rough news for those Logan’s Run fans, I can confirm Ryan Gosling is no longer attached to the project.”
Gosling had been due to team up with director Nicolas Winding Refn on the remake. The pair first collaborated on 2011’s Drive and recently shot a second film together, Only God Forgives, due next year (2013).
Kroll offered no reason for Gosling’s exit and it is not known whether Winding Refn is still on board. The original 1976 Logan’s Run movie starred Michael York and depicted a dystopian future society in which everyone is killed at age 30 to prevent over-population.
The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by William F Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. The new movie, which has a script by The Beach‘s Alex Garland, is expected to stay more faithful to the source material.
Meanwhile, Gosling will next be seen alongside Sean Penn and Emma Stone in Gangster Squad, an LA crime thriller that opens next January (2013). You can watch the film’s trailer below.