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Ryan Gosling to make directorial debut with Christina Hendricks

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Story by Jack Foley

RYAN Gosling is to make his directorial debut with a fantasy noir that he also wrote the screenplay for.

How To Catch A Monster will reportedly weave elements of fantasy noir with suspense to create a modern fairytale set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city.

Christina Hendricks, who starred with Gosling in Drive, would play a single mother of two named Billy, who is swept into a macabre underworld when her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to a underwater town.

Gosling intends to unveil the project properly at the forthcoming Toronto Film Festival and is also producing the movie via his Phantasma company along with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel of Marc Platt Productions and Michel Litvak and David Lancaster via Bold Films.

Gosling commented: “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 set to start in the spring.

Gosling will also be in Toronto to promote his latest film, The Place Beyond the Pines, which reunites him with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance. The film is receiving its world premiere at the festival.

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