Great news, Ryan Gosling fans … today we learn that the actor that we love to swoon over in films will be directing a film of his own. Gosling will get behind the camera for his directorial debut film titled How to Catch a Monster and he will be working with his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks on the project. And, as if news that Ryan will be directing his own film wasn’t cool enough, it turns out that he has also written the screenplay for the film. I guess Ryan Gosling isn’t just another pretty face … he’s also extremely and multi-talented as well.
Ryan Gosling is making his directorial debut with “How To Catch a Monster,” it was announced today. The film — produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel on behalf of Marc Platt Productions — will be based on an original screenplay by Gosling, and star his “Drive” co-star Christina Hendricks.
“I am very appreciative to Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bold Films for being so supportive and I look forward to making this film with all of them,” Gosling said in a statement. Sierra / Affinity will handle international sales for the film which will be made available to buyers for the first time at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Principal photography for the film is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2013. “We have a tremendous amount of trust and confidence in Ryan, Christina, Marc and Adam, both personally and professionally,” Michel Litvak, Bold Films financier, said. “We responded immediately to Ryan’s script, and look forward to nurturing the next phase of his career and continuing Bold’s commitment to an artistically collaborative environment.” Producer, Marc Platt added: “We are thrilled to be producing Ryan Gosling’s debut as a writer & director and continue our collaboration which began on ‘Drive.’ He has composed a beautifully haunting script and has a very clear vision of how he will bring it to life. His ability to draw audiences into his world as an actor will serve him well as a filmmaker.” The film is described by the press release as the following:
“‘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.”
The film marks Gosling’s first time writing and directing a feature film.
Oh wow, the film description sounds very cool … the premise sounds very inventive. I have no doubt that Gosling can handle the double duty of both screenwriter and director so this sounds like a good move to me. So now, Ryan can add screenwriter/director to his already impressive resumé which already includes actor/singer/songwriter. I wonder what else Ryan Gosling can do? Erotic films? Nude model? The mind boggles ;)