Ryan Gosling isn’t content with being a respected actor and generally thought to be the sexiest man around, he now wants to turns writer and director with How to Catch a Monster, and he’s set Driver co-star Christina Hendricks to play the lead role. Shooting is scheduled to begins next spring.
How to Catch a Monster weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, 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. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive. It all sounds a bit weird, but hopefully Gosling’s script will make sense when we see the movie.
The movie is looking for buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival. Indeed Gosling will be busy at TIFF as he also stars alongside Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes in Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, which will premiere at the upcoming festival. (Source: Deadline)