Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Image Credit: Reuters

Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling, who recently announced his plans on taking a break from his acting career, may be changing his plans.

Reports suggest that the actor may be cast as murder-charge athlete Oscar Pistorius in a Hollywood script based on the high profile case.

Also starring, will be South African beauty Charlize Theron as Pistorius' late model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a forthcoming biopic reports The Sun.

"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," a source told the Web site.

"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 finalized," the source added.

The Drive star recently said that he needs to take a break from his busy schedule.

"I've been doing it too much. 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," he had told Huffington Post.

According to a report in The Daily Mail, a number of scripts are being developed in Hollywood based on the tragic story of Pistorious and his late girlfriend.

Steenkamp was killed on the morning of Valentine's Day this year.

South Africa's one-time Paralympian hero Pistorious, who has been charged with the murder, denies charges and claims that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder and shot her unintentionally.