HOLLYWOOD heartthrob Ryan Gosling and South African beauty Charlize Theron are being lined up to star as murder-charge athelete Oscar Pistorius and his late model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a forthcoming biopic, reports claim.

The Drive star recently announced he was taking a break from acting but it’s thought he could be tempted to play such a high-profile role.

The Daily Mail claim that a number of scripts are being developed in Hollywood which tell the tragic story of South Africa’s one-time Paralympian hero and the fateful Valentine’s Day morning in which his model girlfriend was shot and killed.

Oscar, who is currently on bail, denies murder and claims he mistook Reeva for an intruder.

Sources say two scripts are being currently being developed in Hollywood with an announcement expected soon from one of the major film studios.

A source said: “You’ve got one of the world’s most famous sportsmen under arrest and a beautiful young woman who meets a violent death. Scripts began doing the rounds within days of the scandal breaking.

“Ryan has the kind of quiet magnetism that would make this project work – plus there’s some mystery about him.

“Although Ryan has been saying publicly that he wants to take a break from acting to relax, executives will be falling over themselves to woo him once the scripts are finalised.”

Ryan said he wanted to quit acting because he didn’t want people to get fed up with him.

He said: “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.

“I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”