Ryan Gosling Heads Back Into Space For ‘The Hail Mary’ From Author Of ‘The Martian’

Ryan Gosling is headed back into outer space. Deadline reports Gosling is attached to produce and star in an adaptation of The Hail Mary, a sci-fi film based on the new book by Andy Weir. If Weir’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he authored The Martian, which became an Oscar-nominated movie with Ridley Scott and Matt Damon.

The Hail Mary, which MGM is dropping big money to secure the rights to, would star Gosling as an astronaut one a one-man-mission to save the planet. As you probably guessed, it’s expected to be very similar in style and tone as The Martian, so expect lots of thrills and tech stuff that science nerds can pick over.

The timing on this says a lot. While Hollywood is basically curled up into the fetal position, MGM is throwing down a reported 7-figure deal to land The Hail Mary. That speaks to the level of confidence they have in this being a huge hit for them.

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Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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