essentially launched Ryan Gosling
's career as an A-lister in Hollywood, but the iconic romance movie could have starred George Clooney
. In his upcoming movie The Midnight Sky
, 59-year-old Clooney will be playing an older version of a character played by 34-year-old Ethan Peck
. Speaking about the movie with Entertainment Weekly
, Clooney was reminded of the time he was set to star in The Notebook
in the role that later went to Gosling.
"I was going to do a movie years ago called The Notebook
, that Ryan Gosling actually did, and I was going to do it with Paul Newman
. I was playing the flashback and Paul Newman was the old guy."
In The Notebook
, James Garner
played an older version of Gosling's character, and this would have been the role meant for Newman. While both actors saw the potential of the project, Clooney says they got cold