Duke Johnson is behind the movie based on best-selling novel Memory by Donald E. Westlake. Gosling will play actor Paul Cole, who, stranded in 1950s Ohio after a brutal attack and suffering from severe memory loss, struggles to find his way back to his life in New York and reclaim what he has lost. Johnson penned the script alongside Stephen Cooney.
Gosling will produce the film with Waypoint Entertainment’s Ken Kao along with Johnson and Abigail Spencer under their Innerlight Films production banner and Make Good’s Paul Young. Charlie Kaufman, who worked with Johnson on Anomalisa, will executive produce.
CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.