Ryan Gosling to Make Directorial Debut With How to Catch A Monster

Posted on August 29, 2012
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Ryan Gosling is one of the best working actors today, if not the best.  Having turned in terrific performances in everything from Drive to Crazy, Stupid, Love, Gosling will now try his hand at directing.

How to Catch A Monster will star his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks and will be produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel through Marc Platt Productions. Gosling’s Phantasma Films will also produce along with Bold Films.  Gosling will be in the driver’s seat, directing a script he wrote himself.

Hit the jump for more on How to Catch A Monster.

Set to lens in Spring 2013, Deadline has a synopsis on the film:

Written and directed by Ryan Gosling, 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.

Gosling is an actor intent not to repeat himself, so it’s not surprising his ambitions have led him to directing.  It’s pleasantly surprising to see that he’s going to direct a film now, as a lot of actors get into directing at a much later age.  He said, “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.”

His producer from Drive Mark Platt had this to say:

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.

Gosling.  Noir.  Macabre.  Sign me up.  It’s sure to be high on the list of movies to look forward to.  Maybe Gosling will act in it, too, but I kind of hope he doesn’t.  It could be more interesting.