It’s been some time since we’ve seen Ryan Gosling pop up on our screens, news is trickling through that he is in negotiations to star in the sci-fi feature ‘Project Hail Mary’.

Based on the novel from Andy Weir – who also wrote ‘The Martian’ – the book is described as a solitary tale of an astronaut on a space ship who is tasked with saving the planet. It is said that the book is very much in keeping with the twists and gripping plotline as ‘The Martian’. Gosling is would play the role of the astronaut.

Gosling will also produce alongside Ken Kao and Michael De Luca. MGM is in exclusive negotiations to acquire the property.

The latest novel in Weir’s arsenal will not be published until Spring 2021.

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This wouldn’t be Gosling’s first trip into space, he was last seen in Damien Gazelle’s ‘First Man’ in which he plays Neil Armstrong. His previous films include ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Terence Malik’s ‘Song to Song’ opposite Michael Fassbender, The award-winning ‘La La Land’ and ‘The Big Short’.