Ryan Gosling To Make His Directorial Debut With ‘How To Catch A Monster’

Ryan Gosling has tapped Drive co-star Christina Hendricks for his directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, according to Slash Film. Set to produce the upcoming flick is Marc Platt, who also worked with Gosling on director Nicolas Winding Refn’s violent drama. Not only is Gosling set to direct the flick, it’s based on a script that he wrote, as well. Now you have one more reason to be insanely jealous of the guy.

The press release for the film states that sales of the film will take place at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Given the star power behind the upcoming motion picture, I seriously doubt Gosling and company will have any trouble finding a distributor. After all, Gosling’s involvement alone is sure to draw some heavy interest in the project.

According to the Los Angeles Times, producer Marc Platt had nothing but positive things to say about the script and its writer. In addition to referring to the script as “beautifully haunting,” he explained that Gosling’s “ability to draw audiences into his world as an actor will serve him well as a filmmaker.” Apparently the Crazy Stupid Love co-star can do no wrong.

Gosling’s How to Catch a Monster is described as follows:

Written and directed by Ryan Gosling, HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. 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.

At present, Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut is scheduled to start filming during the spring of 2013. Gosling’s Gangster Squad, which was pushed back after the Aurora, Colorado shootings, will finally arrive in theaters on January 7.

Are you excited about Ryan Gosling’s How to Catch a Monster?