Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in the Blade Runner sequel with Harrison Ford.
Variety has reported that The Notebook star would be joining the film alongside Ford, who played retired police officer Rick Deckard in the original 1982 film, and will reprise the same role.
The sequel is set to take place many decades in the future after the original film’s 2019 setting, in which Ford played a retired police officer reluctantly returning to duty to hunt down replicants – bioengineered beings who are considered a threat to society – before falling for Rachael, a replicant who believed herself to be human.
Details are being kept under wraps, including who Gosling would play.
Original director Ridley Scott is on board to produce while Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have penned the screenplay.
Before Gosling potentially takes up a role in Blade Runner, he’ll be finishing filming on new movie The Big Short, an adaptation of Michael Lewis book on the build-up to the financial crisis of 2007 to 2010, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. He stars alongside Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell.
Blade Runner 2 will begin production in 2016.