A new report about Ryan Gosling meeting with J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm to discuss "Star Wars: Episode VII" has been denied by the stars representatives.

According to the film site Latino Review, Gosling met with the "Star Wars" production team to discuss playing Luke Skywalker's son in the highly anticipated sequel. "This is not true," Gosling's reps wrote in an email to HuffPost Entertainment. (The Latino Review story also makes mention of Zac Efron as another possibility for "Episode VII." An email to Efron's representatives has not yet been returned.)

For what it's worth, Gosling has expressed a desire to back away from acting in the short term. "I've been doing it too much," he told The Associated Press in March. "I've lost perspective on what I'm doing. I think it's good for me to take a break and reassess why I'm doing it and how I'm doing it. And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does."

Since that interview, Gosling hasn't attached himself to any new projects. He'll next be seen in Terrence Malick's untitled and undated film with Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale, Rooney Mara and a host of other big names. (It's Malick, however, so which stars actually wind up appearing in the film -- and when it will get released -- remains a guessing game.) Gosling also has his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster," set for release in 2014. He reportedly won't appear in that film.

For more on the "Star Wars" rumors about Gosling and Efron, as well as which other A-list star went in to meet with Lucasfilm, head to Latino Review.

[via Latino Review]

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  • Ryan Gosling laughs as Matt Smith crouches down on the set of "How To Catch A Monster" in Detroit.

  • Matt Smith is photographed on the set of "How To Catch A Monster," which is being filmed in Detroit's Cass Corridor.

  • Matt Smith serenades the set of "How To Catch A Monster," directed by Ryan Gosling, which is being filmed in Detroit's Cass Corridor.

  • Photographer Bananadoc told us that Matt Smith personally introduced himself to the photographer's daughter on set in Detroit on May 15. "My daughter is still floating. Matt Smith is a super nice guy," he wrote The Huffington Post.

  • Ryan Gosling is captured giving directions on the set of "How To Catch A Monster" in Detroit.

  • Matt Smith croons a song while filming "How To Catch A Monster," directed by Ryan Gosling, in Detroit.

  • Ryan Gosling Shoots His First Scenes As A Director In Detroit

    Actor Ryan Gosling goes behind the camera for the first time as director for the upcoming film 'How To Catch A Monster' in Detroit, Michigan on May 1, 2013.

  • Ryan Gosling Shoots His First Scenes As A Director In Detroit

    Gosling's girlfriend Eva Mendes stars in the movie as well as actress Christina Hendricks.

  • Ryan Gosling Shoots His First Scenes As A Director In Detroit

    Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling does some heavy lifting in addition to his directing duties while on the set of his new film "How To Catch A Monster" on May 3, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Ryan Gosling Shoots His First Scenes As A Director In Detroit

    Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling does some heavy lifting in addition to his directing duties while on the set of his new film "How To Catch A Monster" on May 3, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Ryan Gosling In Detroit

    HuffPost Detroit reader Ben Brady told us that "How To Catch A Monster" filmed for four days last week on Watson St. in Brush Park.

  • Ryan Gosling In Detroit

    Gosling stopped by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/ryan-gosling-detroit-larry-mongo-photo_n_2900105.html" target="_blank">Cafe D'Mongo's</a> (a HuffPost favorite) in March, where he was snapped alongside bar owner Larry Mongo (left).

  • "How To Catch A Monster"

    A HuffPost reader sent us this snap of "How To Catch A Monster" filming in the Cass Corridor on Thursday.

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