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Busy acting in films, not to mention moonlightning as the boyfriend of our dreams and the dude all dudes want to be friends with, Ryan Gosling has pulled out of what would have been his third collaboration with Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, without explanation at this point, although we're going to imagine scheduling proved to be an issue.
Announced back in February 2011, before the world had even laid eyes on Gosling and Refn's visceral Drive, the popular Canadian had signed on to star as the lead in big-budget studio remake of 1976's sci-fi tale Logan's Run, which would have represented his first time as the main guy in a tentpole film but alas, it wasn't meant to be.
Thanks to a tweet from Variety's Justin Krolls - "Rough news for those LOGAN'S RUN fans, I can confirm Ryan Gosling is no longer attached to the project" - the world suddenly lost their main reason for seeing the story of a future where no one lives past 30 and will have to be satisfied with the upcoming Refn-Gosling project Only God Forgives, still without a release date, and the ensemble pic Gangster Squad, hitting theatres January 2013.
Gosling will also now have more time to devote to his directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, a fantasy, film noir mash-up starring Christina Hendricks.