Warner Bros. has picked up the US rights to Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, ‘How To Catch A Monster’. Warner is reported to have acquired the thriller for a minimum of $3 million, give or take, ahead of the film’s debut at Cannes Film Festival. Gosling penned the fantasy script that follows a “single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town,” according to IMDb.
‘How To Catch A Monster’ includes a cast line-up of Christina Hendricks who is best known for her role in ‘Mad Men’. She previously worked with Gosling in ‘Drive’. Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Rob Zabrecky (After the Triumph of Your Birth), and Gosling’s ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ co-stars Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) and Eva Mendes (The Other Guys), are also on board the actor’s first film. Gosling is currently filming in Detroit near the Masonic Temple with plenty of set pictures now hitting the web.
While Gosling isn’t saying too much about the film and what fans are in store for, Doctor Who’s Matt Smith has said Monsters has “a wonderful Lynch-ian quality to it.” Smith also spoke about how he was cast in the fantasy feature. “I was in New York and I was about to fly back, and then I got a phone call saying Ryan wanted to meet me and come over. So I read his film and I thought it was brilliant. And then I auditioned and we spent about four hours together doing some stuff, and he filmed it on his iPhone. And that was it. And now I’m going off to shoot it in a couple of weeks.”