He breaks up street fights, saves women from being crushed by speeding taxis, looks smoking hot in pretty much every role he so masterfully takes on, and has a face that launched a thousand memes. As if that's not enough, go ahead and add a couple extra bullet points to Ryan Gosling's ever-growing resume, because he's also going to be making his directorial debut with How to Catch a Monster -- and the movie (which sounds seriously interesting) is based on a script that Gosling wrote.
He acts, he writes, he directs, he takes ballet lessons ... and his new movie stars the woman with the best breasts in Hollywood. Forget Charlie Sheen, I'm pretty sure it's Ryan Gosling who's winning. At EVERYTHING.
To Catch a Monster is described as a modern day fairy tale with fantasy noir and suspense. According to the synopsis,
(The movie is) 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.
Billy, by the way, will be played by Christina Hendricks. Lucky girl, not only was she born with luminescent skin and a positively astounding pair of knockers, she gets to be directed by Ryan Gosling. If I were her, I'd be hoping for a lot of coordination of movement and positioning, if you know what I mean and I think you do.
You have to give Gosling credit for striking while his personal iron is so hot (I'm sorry that sounded so porny) (haaaa, no I'm not), because let's be honest, there's no way this film would have happened with an unknown talent. A "modern day fairy tale with fantasy noir and suspense" sounds like a refreshing break from the script-garbage Hollywood loves to bank on, but it's a hell of a risk -- I'm certain that without the Year of the Gosling (Drive, The Ides of March, Crazy, Stupid, Love), this film would be languishing in the dead-idea pile.
I have no idea whether Gosling has half the talent behind the camera that he does in front of it, but based on his ability to be awesome at literally everything he does, I'm feeling bullish about his new debut. Shooting for To Catch a Monster starts in the spring, so hopefully we'll be hearing more about it soon!
What do you think about a Ryan-Gosling-directed movie? Is your interest piqued?
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