Yes, Ryan Gosling is pretty, wonderfully blond and Canadian, but he doesn't want to be eternally stuck in that mould…
Which is why he's giving film directing and writing a go. The actor is set on penning and directing a film titled How to Catch a Monster, described as a modern-day fairy tale possibly starring Christina Hendricks as a single mother who is "swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town."
Sounds eerie and incredibly awesome, no? An interesting plot for Gosling to explore — he's not exactly famous for the fantasy genre. No word yet on whether he's planning to script himself into the film as well, preferably unclothed — err — we mean, as a profoundly intuitive character.
Apparently the folks at Bold Films and the producers (Marc Platt, Adam Siegel) are loving the script and Gosling's new-found writing savvy.
"We are thrilled to be producing Ryan Gosling's debut as a writer and director and continue our collaboration which began on Drive," said Platt in a released statement. "He has composed a beautifully haunting script and has a very clear vision of how he will bring it to life. His ability to draw audiences into his world as an actor will serve him well as a filmmaker."
Well, if that doesn't sound enticing, we don't know what does. But if you're impatient to catch a glimpse of Gosling's work, check out Gangster Squad, slated for release on Jan. 11, 2013.
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