Ryan Gosling's ‘Wolfman’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Universal Pictures reboot

Ryan Gosling's ‘Wolfman’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Universal Pictures reboot
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 Ryan Gosling is all set to be back on the big screen in the titular role of Universal Pictures' ‘Wolfman’. The 39-year-old actor will take the lead role in the iconic werewolf projects that started with 1935’s ‘Werewolf of London’ starring Henry Hull. It was later reimagined as ‘The Wolf Man’, starring Lon Chaney Jr in 1941.

In recent times, 2010’s ‘The Wolfman’ starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving was the last one in the werewolf monster universe. 


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The project has been greenlit by Universal Pictures. While there is no concrete date on the release date or when the movie will go on floors, stay tuned for the latest updates.

With the coronavirus crisis shutting shops in the showbiz world, Hollywood is slowly starting to chalk out plans for upcoming movies and TV shows now. Moreover, Gosling's next project is believed to be an untitled astronaut film at MGM — an adaptation of 'The Martian' author Andy Weir’s upcoming novel. So, the movie's filming will also depend on the actor's dates.



A reboot of the Wolfman movies was in the works for quite some time. While there is not much information on the storyline of the Gosling-starring ‘Wolfman’, Variety reports that it is "believed to be set in present times and in the vein of Jake Gyllenhaal’s thriller 'Nightcrawler', with an obvious supernatural twist."


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Ryan Gosling is all set to play the lead character in the movie. The actor is known for critically-acclaimed films like 'The Big Short' (2015), romantic musical 'La La Land' (2016), for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, 'Blade Runner 2049' (2017) and 'First Man' (2018).

The Hollywood heartthrob has been nominated twice for the Academy Award, once for his role as a drug-addicted teacher in 'Half Nelson' and for playing a jazz musician in 'La La Land'. As more names of the cast are confirmed, we will update this space.



There is no confirmation on the director yet, but the script is said to have been penned down by ‘Orange Is The New Black’ fame writers Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo based on a pitch by Gosling.

Reportedly, sources told Variety that "executives at Universal have been meeting with directors over the past month and could be making a decision soon on who will take the reins behind the camera." If rumors are to be believed, Cory Finley, who directed HBO’s drama 'Bad Education' starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney is being considered for the role. 


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