Ryan Gosling is busy putting together his directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster, and he’s added a new piece to the puzzle, casting Animal Kingdom and Dark Knight Rises star Ben Mendelsohn in the movie, according to Moviehole.
It’s not the first time they’ve worked together, as they recently starred alongside one another in Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond The Pines.
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 (Christina 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. 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 (yep, he wrote it too) will make sense when we see the movie.
It’s not clear who Mendelsohn will play.
Cameras are set to start rolling next May.