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The upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel just got a major dose of heartthrob: Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in the long-awaited flick.

Gosling would play the lead alongside original star Harrison Ford, who's reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Denis Villeneuve ("Prisoners") is directing the flick, and original director Ridley Scott is executive producing.

"Blade Runner 2" -- which doesn't have an official title or synopsis yet -- is set to take place "several decades" following the conclusion of the 1982 original flick. Details about Gosling's character are also being kept under wraps.

The flick is being co-written by original screenwriter Hampton Fancher alongside Michael Green, from an idea by Scott and Fancher. Production is expected to begin sometime in summer 2016.

Stay tuned to see if Gosling's casting is confirmed.

[via: Deadline]

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