Man of the moment, Ryan Gosling, has lined up his first directorial project with an original script he has penned himself. The star of Drive, Blue Valentine and The Ides of March will head into dark fairy tale territory with How To Catch A Monster.
Gosling’s Drive co-star Christina Hendricks is attached to star in the film as a single mother of two who is transported to a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. The film will be produced by Marc Plat and Adam Siegel.
In a statement Gosling 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.”
Principal photography is slated to start in spring next year. Buyers will get a chance to finance the movie at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
How To Catch A Monster Synopsis
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.