Warner Bros. Acquires Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut ‘How To Catch a Monster’

la-et-mn-ryan-gosling-screenplay-directing-chr-001Ladies 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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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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Gosling and company have all been in the Detroit area for filming, where I have just returned to. Hopefully I’ll happen across them before they finish.

Colin Biggs

I’d like to know more about the film, but the cast is good enough where I’d probably see it regardless.



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