Ryan Gosling to make directorial debut in How to Catch a Monster

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A crime drama chronicling the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles during the 1940s and 50s. Based on the Los Angeles Times' seven part series titled "Tales From the Gangster Squad", the film stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Josh Brolin & Giovanni Ribisi.
August 30th, 2012

Ryan Gosling will make his directorial debut in 'How to Catch a Monster'.

The 31-year-old actor admits he is ''looking forward'' to making the fantasy film - which will see Christina Hendricks, who he starred alongside in last year's 'Drive', in the lead role - alongside producers Marc Platt and Adam Siegel.

Ryan - who also wrote 'How to Catch a Monster - said in a statement: ''I am very appreciative to Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bold Films for being so supportive and I look forward to making this film with all of them.''

The movie will tell the story of a single mother of two - who is expected to be played by Christina - who is thrown into a dark fantasy world while her teenage son travels down a secret road to an underwater town.

Marc - who also worked with Ryan and Adam on 'Drive' - says Ryan has created a ''beautifully haunting script'' for the movie and insists the 'Gangster Squad' star will use all his acting experience to become a successful director.

He explained: ''We are thrilled to be producing Ryan Gosling's debut as a writer & director and continue our collaboration which began on 'Drive'.

''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.''