Ryan Gosling heading to UK to shoot new film, Project Hail Mary

Ryan Gosling in The Gray Man
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From Phil Lord and Chris Miller comes the screen adaptation of Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary, with Ryan Gosling filming in London this summer.

Based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir, the movie Project Hail Mary is pressing ahead, and filming is set to get underway this summer. That in itself isn’t a big surprise, given that the news of production beginning landed earlier this year. What we now know is that the cast and crew are heading to London to shoot the movie.

Ryan Gosling is starring in Project Hail Mary, which is being directed by Phil Lord and Chirs Miller. Lord and Miller have become more known for their producing in recent times, and this is their first directorial effort since – crikey – 2014’s duo of The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street.

They were, of course, set to direct 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, but they were defenestrated from that project, and instead threw their energies into Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, earning a major box office hit and an Oscar win for their troubles.

Project Hail Mary was a book sold for film adaptation back in 2020, with Lord and Miller attached to direct it all the way back then. In fact, Ryan Gosling, both as star and producer, has been involved since early 2020 as well, with Drew Goddard – he who adapted Andy Weir’s The Martian to the screen – penning the script.

The shoot itself is now set to begin on 3rd June 2024, with a listing confirming that production is coming to London. Last we heard this was an MGM film, so it’s likely being made with Amazon money.

More as we hear it on the film, and we’ll let you know if we spot Gosling and co in a Pret A Manger anywhere. In the meantime, the synopsis reads as follows…

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission – and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery-and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone.

Or does he?

Good question. Don’t know the answer, but the book is available now…

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