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Ryan Gosling lined up to play Oscar Pistorius in biopic

We can’t believe it’s taken almost six weeks for the anonymous studio sources to speak up.

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RYAN GOSLING IS being lined up to play Oscar Pistorius in a Hollywood film based around the death of South African model Reeva Steenkamp.

Charlize Theron, presumably due to her South African nationality, is being sought to play Steenkamp.

The Daily Mail is reporting that two scripts are currently in development and there will be an announcement from one of the major film studios shortly.

A source said: “You’ve got one of the world’s most famous sportsmen under arrest and a beautiful young woman who meets a violent death. Scripts began doing the rounds within days of the scandal breaking.

“Ryan has the kind of quiet magnetism that would make this project work – plus there’s some mystery about him.

“Although Ryan has been saying publicly that he wants to take a break from acting to relax, executives will be falling over themselves to woo him once the scripts are finalised.”

Pistorius – who claims that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder – is currently out on bail after the Valentine’s Day shooting and awaiting trial.

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