Ryan Gosling Will Make Directorial Debut With 'How To Catch A Monster'
If you already thought Ryan Gosling was the perfect man, prepare to be impressed: It seems that Gosling, who starred in 2011's Drive with Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, will now direct his former costar in the lead role of the upcoming How to Catch a Monster, which Gosling also reportedly wrote and will be produced by Drive producers Marc Platt and Adam Siegel.
"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," said Gosling about the upcoming director gig, reports Deadline.
Platt couldn't agree more. "We are thrilled to be producing Ryan Gosling's debut as a writer and director and continue our collaboration which began on Drive," he said in a statement. "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."
Production company Bold Films is also happy to be behind another project with mastermind Gosling and his devoted associates. "We have a tremendous amount of trust and confidence in Ryan, Christina, Marc and Adam, both personally and professionally," said Michel Litvak, the financier behind the company. "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."
How to Catch a Monster is described at this early stage as a "modern day fairytale" of "fantasy noir" that is "set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city." Hendricks' character, "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."
Gosling will next appear in Ruben Fleischer's (Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less) Gangster Squad, also starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Michael Pena, Holt McCallany and Gosling's Crazy, Stupid Love costar, Emma Stone.
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