A little while back we learned that Ryan Gosling would be making his directorial debut with How To Catch A Monster, and I’m definitely psyched. Although actor-turned-director stories don’t always have a happy ending, I think Ryan Gosling‘s been in enough good, quality stuff to know how to make his own good, quality film. We’d also heard that Ryan had cast Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks in the flick, but it sounds like we’ve got another talented actress to look forward to in this cast; Eva Mendes, boo extraordinaire of Ryan Gosling,Â will be in her boyfriend’s first film ever! Click inside for more!
Complex has the story:
Ryan GoslingÂ is set to make his directorial debut with the upcoming fantasy film he penned,Â How to Catch a Monster, and, with production set to begin in May, it looks like the cast is finally coming together for it.Â As previously reported, the film is already set to star Gosling’sÂ DriveÂ co-starÂ Christina Hendricks, and now it looks like joining her in the cast will be Gosling’s current girlfriend andÂ The Place Beyond the PinesÂ co-starÂ Eva Mendes, as well as actorÂ Rob Zabrecky.
The film, which has been described as a “fantasy noir” with suspense and fairy-tale elements is set in a “surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city.” Hendricks will portray Billy, a mother whose son discovers a secret road that leads to an underwater town, Mendes will portray “Cat,” a prominent member of something called theÂ Big Bad Wolf Club, and Zabrecky will portray a cab driver.
Ummm, yeah. This movie sounds totally weird… and totally awesome! I cannot wait to hear more about this project… even as I sit around dreaming about the release ofÂ The Place Beyond The Pines.
What do y’all think of the casting news? Now I’m wondering whether or not Ryan will make an appearance, alongside Eva in his first flick. Either way, I’m down!