What is this we hear? Only some of the most exciting news EVER!
Ryan Gosling, the incredibly handsome star of Drive, Crazy Stupid Love, The Ides of March and The Notebook, is taking his talent behind the camera to DIRECT!
Following in the footsteps of actors like Tom Hanks, George Clooney and Ben Affleck, the 31-year-old is helming his first movie this spring, which he also wrote!
How To Catch A Monster is described as "a modern day fairytale" which "weaves elements of fantasy, noir and suspense." Check out the brief synopsis … AFTER THE JUMP!!!
"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."
The title reminds us of the Howie Mandel and Fred Savage classic, Little Monsters, but we imagine this will be a lot more dramatic and hopefully met with a lot more critical acclaim.
Busty Mad Men beauty Christina Hendricks has nabbed the lead role, but no word on whether or not he'll act in it too. Although he's
a little WAY too pretty to play a monster, he could always take the Charlize Theron route. Ha!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
Tags: director, directorial debut, fred savage, how to catch a monster, howie mandel, ryan gosling, screenplay