Ryan Gosling Ready to Teach Us How to Catch a Monster
We could be wrong, but we don't think there's a person on the planet who didn't enjoy watching Ryan Gosling commit brutal acts of murder in Drive. The guy's got chops, that's for sure, and now he's getting set to step onto the other side of the camera.
According to the LA Times the Oscar-nominated actor is set to direct his first feature film, How to Catch a Monster.
The movie, which will star "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks, was also written by Gosling and is set to start filming next spring. The film, set in what a news release described as a "surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city," follows a single mother whose teenage son uncovers a frightening and mysterious underwater town.
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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