06/03/2011 11:18 am ET Updated Aug 03, 2011

Ryan Gosling NOT Directing 'Idolmaker': Actor Pulls Out Of Directorial Debut

Ryan Gosling, for now, will stay solely in front of the camera. Not that that's a bad thing.

The Oscar-nominated actor was set to make his directorial debut (and star in) a remake of the 1980 film "The Idolmaker," a thinly veiled biopic of music scout/promoter Bob Marcucci. Now, Deadline reports, Gosling has pulled out of the film, with his schedule just too tightly packed to fit such a big project.

It's a legitimate excuse, too. He's beginning production with his "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance on "The Place Beyond The Pines," now co-stars Bradley Cooper, will then face off with Sean Penn in the mob-thriller "Gangster Squad," and then head off to shoot "Logan's Run."

In between, he'll be promoting his new Steve Carrell co-starring romantic comedy, "Crazy, Stupid, Love.," which is expected to be a big hit, as well as his Cannes hit with Carey Mulligan, "Drive," and George Clooney-helmed political thriller "The Ides of March."

For more on the fate of the movie, click over to Deadline.