Few people would have expected the worlds of Doctor Who and Ryan Gosling to crossover, but that’s just what’s happening as Variety reports that Ryan has cast Matt Smith in his fantasy noir directorial/screenwriting debut, How To Catch A Monster. Bloody Disgusting also suggests Gosling has handed a role in the movie to his girlfriend, Eva Mendes.
How to Catch a Monster is said to weave 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 her son 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.
Smith will play the male lead, although there’s no news on exactly who his character will be. The film marks Smith’s Hollywood debut. Mendes meanwhile will play Cat, who’s described as a prominent member of the Big Bad Wolf Club. Although what a Big Bad Wolf Club is hasn’t been revealed.
The movie starts shooting this spring.