A few weeks or so ago we told you that Ryan Gosling would be directing a horror movie starring “Mad Men”‘s Christina Hendricks. Vulture recently caught up with Hendricks to get the early scoop on who she’ll be playing in the flick, How to Catch a Monster.
The film is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city where Billy (Hendricks), a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. She must dive deep into the mystery, if the family is to survive.
Hendricks reiterates that her character is “supporting two children and trying to provide a home for them and a place of comfort in a continuously harder place to be. And I find myself working in this very surreal club that gets me into a sort of predicament, and in the meantime these boys are off on their own adventures, and they discover this underground city.”
When asked what kind of club her character, Billy, works out of, Hendricks responded, “Fetish. I’m sure it will be incredibly clever, and Ryan already has storyboards and pictures of neighborhoods and homes,” said Hendricks, “and he’s already collecting music for it… when you read it, it gives you the feeling, maybe, of a memory. Something from your childhood that you can’t really pinpoint.”
Gosling has long showed an interest in the macabre. His band with Zach Shields, Dead Man’s Bones, often performs songs about ghosts and monsters and once filmed a music video in a cemetery.
How to Catch a Monster will be produced by Marc Platt Productions, which worked on Gosling’s 2011 crime thriller Drive. In a statement, Platt called the actor’s latest project a “beautifully haunting script,” adding that Gosling’s “ability to draw audiences into his world as an actor will serve him well as a filmmaker.”
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