Ryan Gosling to star in Blade Runner 2

Ryan Gosling to star in Blade Runner 2

Ryan Gosling is to star in 'Blade Runner 2'.

The 35-year-old actor has confirmed speculation he is to play a central role in the much-discussed sequel to the 1982 sci-fi hit, which starred Harrison Ford and was directed by Ridley Scott.

Asked if the rumours were true, Ryan said: "Yes, that's true!"

The Hollywood hunk admitted he's looking forward to working with filmmaker Shane Black and his Oscar-winning co-star Russell Crowe.

He told Collider: "I don't know what to say. It's Shane Black.

"He's a world unto himself and his world is so fun and crazy. I had such a great time."

Although Ryan remained tight-lipped about the film's plot, he was happy to reveal his co-star plays an unusually humorous character.

He shared: "Russell Crowe is so funny in the movie, and I can't wait for people to see that. It's a side of himself that he doesn't show very often, and it's hysterical."

Meanwhile, Ridley Scott previously revealed the plot of the new movie had convinced Harrison Ford to return to the franchise.

He said: "I got Harrison back. Because Harrison said, 'Meh,' and I said, 'No, read this.' And I think he said, 'This is the best script I've ever had'. We've been working on it for a couple of years."