Ben Mendelsohn will join Christina Hendricks in Ryan Gosling’s directing debut, “How to Catch a Monster”.
Mendelsohn worked with Gosling on “The Place Beyond the Pines” and, as it would seem, made quite the impression on his co-star.
“Monster”, said to be somewhat of a dark fairytale, tells of a mother (Hendricks) and her two sons, one of whom discovers a secret underwater town. With mother in tow, young Bones enters the dark, macabre place he’s stumbled upon.
“How to Catch a Monster” begins filming in May
While in Toronto festival, Christina Hendricks was interviewed by Vulture about “How To Catch A Monster”, Ryan’s debut directorial project.
So how did the movie come about? Did Gosling ring her up and say simply, “Hey girl, I’ve got a script for you?”
“I don’t think he said ‘Hey girl,’ but the rest of it’s true,” laughed Hendricks, who says it was “crazy flattering” to get the offer. “His first big film, and he could have gotten anyone!” she said. “It was very heartwarming and the biggest compliment ever.”
According to Hendricks, Gosling first got in touch with his Drive costar a few months ago to say that he was writing a script with her in mind, and would she be interested in reading it? But that wasn’t all: “He sent the script over in this cool box with an interesting little key, and cool artwork in it,” recalls Hendricks. “It was like the full package! And then I read the script and was in love with it, so I called him back and said, ‘Yeah, please.’”
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