Actor/singer Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine) is set to make his directorial debut with a remake of the musical biopic The Idolmaker.

Gosling will direct and star in the film for MGM, which tells the story of real-life rock promoter/star maker Bob Marcucci.

Taylor Hackford’s original, starring Ray Sharkey, was released in 1980.

Gosling will be seen next in comedy-romance Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Source: Deadline