Courtesy of Pascal Witaszek
Ryan Gosling in a biopic of Walt Disney? From the mind of Ron Howard? Um, yes, please.
Unfortunately (for now, anyway), that movie partnership dream team doesn't just scream "Oscar bait." It screams "gotcha," too.
That's because Walt, the buzziest movie of the year so far (sorry, Hunger Games) doesn't even exist, but instead is the brainchild of an artist who created this zeitgeisty fan-made movie poster.
You paying attention, Hollywood?
The man behind the movement is French graphic artist Pascal Witaszek, who released the image of the fictional movie poster online over the weekend.
Featuring Gosling as a young, mustachioed, dreaming and, yes, dreamy Walt (complete with fictional directing credit to Howard and clever tagline: "Of a mouse and a man") didn't take long to sweep the Internet, and fans are more or less clamoring for the real thing.
Could it happen?
Well, if there's anyone out there who's well-versed in turning fairy-tale dreams into reality, it's the fine folks over at the Mouse House. Add to that Gosling's own past association to the company—he did, after all, get his start on The New Mickey Mouse Club—and his well-documented penchant for trips to Disneyland, and we think you've got a match made in movie heaven.
Come on, Hollywood. Let's make this happen.