Ryan Gosling to Star in “Project Hail Mary”

Ryan Gosling at the "First Man" press conference during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Project Hail Mary.

Multiple outlets confirm that MGM is in exclusive negotiations to acquire the new sci-fi novel from The Martian author, Andy Weir. Should the actor board the project, in addition to acting he is set to produce the film.

The story is centered on a solitary astronaut on a space ship who is trying to save Earth. Gosling is set to play the astronaut. 

This won’t be the first time Gosling will be heading to space — he played astronaut Neil Armstrong in the Damien Chazelle-directed First Man in 2018.