Ryan Gosling Signs On for Busby Berkeley Biopic

Posted Thursday March 20, 2014 10:45 AM GMT

He’s always up for a challenge, and Ryan Gosling's next gig will see him portraying noted choreographer Busby Berkeley.

According to a report, the “Drive” hunk will star in a still-untitled adaptation of Jeffrey Spivak’s “Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley,” and he may also produce and direct the project.

During his life, Busby was famous for choreographing group dance numbers for “42nd Street,” “Fast and Furious” (the 1939 version), and “Gold Diggers of 1933,” and he was well-loved in Tinseltown.

Of course, Berkeley also had a dark side that involved alcoholism, tax evasion and a total of six marriages by the time he died in 1976.

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