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The Sony Pictures hack has already revealed that the top five contenders for the female leads in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot are Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Caplan and Jennifer Lawrence - but now new details are surfacing about the availabilities for male actors in the project. According to reports, there is one big role in the movie for someone with an XY chromosome, and weirdly enough it's possible that Ryan Gosling could be the one who winds up playing it.
This information has come to light thanks to a new article from The Daily Beast, which has had access to emails from Sony executives about Ryan Gosling's potential future with the studio. Apparently Gosling and studio bigwig Amy Pascal really hit it off. There's allegedly one male part in Ghostbusters and they were all apparently thinking he might be the perfect person to take it.
I'll admit to having some mixed feelings about this news. While Ryan Gosling certainly is a talented actor - as seen in movies like Drive, Blue Valentine and The Ides of March - the guy isn't exactly best known for his comedic chops. That being said, if the idea is to just gender swap Annie Potts' Janine Melnitz from the original, that might actually be kind of funny.
While Ghostbusters seems to be Ryan Gosling's top choice, even if it doesn't work out it's not the only potential project that he could be a part of at Sony. The Daily Beast found another email chain that revealed the studio's interest in having Gosling be a part of either the Amazing Spider-Man franchise film Sinister Six or Aaron Sorkin's in-development Steve Jobs biopic. Any development that has occurred beyond this conversation is currently unknown.
Would you want to see Ryan Gosling be a part of Ghostbuster, Sinister Six or the Steve Jobs movie? Tell us what you think in the comments below.