Ryan Gosling to Star in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Haunted Mansion’

Ryan Gosling Haunted Mansion
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Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Disney’s supernatural family movie “The Haunted Mansion” with Guillermo del Toro directing and producing.

“The Haunted Mansion” has been in works at Disney for the past five years and is based on the popular attraction at the Disneyland theme park. Del Toro unveiled the project at Comic-Con in July 2010 — a mere seven years after the release of the Eddie Murphy comedy of the same name, which grossed $180 million worldwide.

D.V. DeVincentis is working on the script for the film, which del Toro said in 2010 would not be a comedy. “If you take the children, they will scream,” he said at the time.

Gosling is a former Mouseketeer. He wrote, produced and directed “Lost River,” which is receiving a limited release from Warner Bros. this weekend, and has been filming Shane Black‘s “The Nice Guys” with Russell Crowe and Adam McKay’s “The Big Short” with Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Steve Carell.

Gosling is represented by Anonymous Content, LBI Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

The news was first reported by the Wrap.

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  1. Michelle Bush says:

    please say it’s not true, and they aren’t going to ruin it with Ryan Gosling…horrible actor!

  2. MickeyMad says:

    This is great news, though it won’t pay to get too excited yet. This project has been in development for a “frightfully” long time. In fact, it looks like this film will take as long to produce as Disneyland’s next E Ticket attraction, likely 7-10 years. Lets hope the wait is worth it (for both).

  3. JRB says:

    Guillermo del Toro has been an avid fan of the Haunted Mansion attraction for years; so much so, he’s dedicated a room in his home to the ride. If he can take that love for the attraction and put his eerie spin on it’s story, it could be good.

  4. Does this mean Ryan Gosling has officially sold out? Or is he shrewdly looking for a big paycheck as a source of funding for his next indie directorial effort?

    Just curious…

  5. Alex Glick says:

    do you even read bro?

    “Del Toro unveiled the project at Comic-Con in July 2010 — a mere seven years after the release of the Eddie Murphy comedy of the same name, which grossed $180 million worldwide.”

    plus this movie could be amazing with the right direction.

  6. Aluiz says:

    Wasnt there a Haunted Mansion already that stared Eddy Murphy??? Why does Hollywood keep remaking shit, there is no talent in the movie business anymore! And good luck to Del Toro for selling his soul to Disney!

  7. Dan says:

    Terrible idea for all involved. Del Toro is going to follow up his haunted house movie with another haunted house movie? Yawn.

  8. mightymad says:


    Seriously, there’s no entertainment company out there more allergic to original ideas than the Walt Disney Corp!

    Really, they are not even trying to pretend they are coming up with new stuffs anymore… very sad. And kinda makes me furious, actually.

    • Anonymouse says:

      Original ideas aren’t working, and even the IP stuff isn’t a sure thing (the latest Superman and Amazing Spider-Man movies underperformed).

      Disney has a competitive advantage with a loyal fan base (similar to what Apple is doing with Consumer Electronics), and Guillermo Del Toro has fans as well. This movie is really just trying to establish what could have been a huge franchise along the lines of Piates of the Carribean if they hadn’t blown it with the Eddie Murphy film. Of the two theme park attractions, HM has more dedicated fans and Halloween attractions are popular throughout the country.

      I wouldn’t expect Pan’s Labrynth, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see PG-13. I don’t know if I’d call it a family film, but kids are growing up faster now anyway.

  9. TOM says:

    Is this a remake of the Eddie Murphy ‘Haunted Mansion’ film?

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