Ryan Gosling is a man of many talents, and he has now added directing to the list of things he can do. The first film he has directed is called Lost River, which was previously titled How To Catch a Monster. I'm really excited to see how this movie which has been described as weaving "elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale." The first image from the film shown above give us our first look at the tone we'll see, and it looks like something straight out of one of my nightmares! If you can't tell, that's Christina Hendricks with a terrifying look on her face while her head is being enclosed in some kind of… thing. For those of you not familiar with the story yet, here's a short synopsis:
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 BONES, her eighteen-year-old 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.
While doing an interview with Empire, one of the actors, Iain De Caestecker, talked about working with Gosling on the film and explained the plot a little bit more saying,
"Ryan [Gosling] works in a very free way, he’s constantly in an artistic frame of mind. All I can really say is that it centers around a family. There’s my character, Bones, his mother and his younger brother. There’s also a girl next door played by Saoirse Ronan, called Rat. It’s about this family living in a town called Lost River, which is perhaps a place that was once full of family and happiness and love, and is now this town that’s slowly descending into a place without any hope. This family is holding onto the foundations of their house and everything they think they need to hold onto."
There's no word on when we'll get to see the film, but it is being distributed by Warner Bros. and it's set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie also stars Ben Mendohlson, Matt Smith, Barbara Steele, and Eva Mendes. I've also included a photo of Gosling directing the film.