Ladies and gentleman, the first business deal of the Cannes Film Festival had gone down, and it doesn’t even involve a film playing at Cannes! Yes, Warner Brothers has stepped up and acquired the writing and directing debut of one Ryan Gosling. The film is called How To Catch a Monster and interestingly enough is still shooting, so the WB must really like what they’re seeing so far. I’m a huge Gosling fan as we all know, so this is very pleasing to me. After the jump you can see what we know about the movie so far, but my guess is this could be one of the studio’s 2014 releases, unless it winds up being a late 2013 awards player. We’ll know more as the festival and year itself progresses.
The flick, which is written and directed by Ryan Gosling, will star Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan, and Matt Smith. Gosling is rumored to be appearing as well but conflicting information has not confirmed that yet. This is what the plot synopsis is:
A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
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