Ryan Gosling Is in Talks to Produce and Star in the Adaptation of Andy Weir's Project Hail Mary

Ryan Gosling, already with a nice space suit.

Ryan Gosling, already with a nice space suit.
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When you wrote the book behind the hit The Martian, it turns out you’re getting quite popular with Hollywood. This could explain why a hot bid war broke out for Andy Weir’s latest novel, Project Hailbefore it’s out.

The book will not be released until next spring, however Deadline reports that MGM has already almost boasted the movie rights. The book, a story of an astronaut alone on a spaceship with the aim of saving a doomed planet, is given his rights by MGM, led by Michael De Luca, in a seven-figure deal. It’s an agreement that includes a star: Ryan Gosling, who is attached to the star as an astronaut and produces the film alongside Ken Kao (The Nice Guys).

Given the popularity of The Martian (and his Oscar nomination), it’s no surprise that Weir’s words are such a hot commodity right now. Another one are novels, Artemis, is also an option and is underway by the director duo Lord and Miller.

No name has yet been directly linked to it Project Hail, which, when the deal closes, will come out sometime … sometime after the book’s release.


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