Warner Bros. has optioned Jeffrey Spivak’s Busby Berkeley biography as a potential starring vehicle for Ryan Gosling, who will produce the film with his “Drive” collaborator Marc Platt, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Gosling will develop the project as a potential directing vehicle, though it’s still early days, as the studio has yet to hire a writer to adapt Spivak’s book, “Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley.”
Berkeley is best known for directing several hit musicals and for choreographing elaborate dance routines. Warner Bros. exec Chantal Nong will oversee the project for the studio.
Platt is no stranger to musicals, as he’s developing a feature adaptation of “Wicked” and serves as a producer on Disney’s upcoming “Into the Woods” movie.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.