Ryan Gosling to direct 'Doctor Who' star
February 7th, 2013
12:15 PM ET

Ryan Gosling to direct 'Doctor Who' star

Ryan Gosling is staffing up his directorial debut, "How To Catch A Monster."

Variety reports that "Doctor Who" actor Matt Smith has landed a role in the fantasy noir, which also stars Christina Hendricks and Gosling's reported girlfriend, Eva Mendes. Smith, 30, is taking the lead male role.

According to a casting website, "How To Catch A Monster" combines "fantasy noir, horror and suspense into a modern day fairytale." The script, which Gosling also wrote, centers on Billy (played by Hendricks), a single mom of two sons.

The "Mad Men" star previously described her character as "supporting two children and trying to provide a home for them and a place of comfort in a continuously harder place to be."

Eventually, so says the film's synopsis, Billy's "swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her 18-yr-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the myster, if their family is to survive."

It's unclear at the moment what role Smith will play in his first stateside production. Filming is scheduled to begin in Detroit this May.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies

soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. swingstater

    I had a bad moment when I thought he was going to be directing Dr. Who. (sigh of relief...)

    February 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Enjoy the Puzzle

    what you see does not mean what it is.....we are closet gangsta's.....

    February 11, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. No Way

    does not understand the acting business....i would never pay a dime for this guys movies-

    February 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • oh please

      "Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the myster,"

      what is a myster???
      Why does CNN fire its editors and assume that spell check is something that can replace them

      February 11, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ryan

    worst actor in history..no spark

    February 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sari

      Please tell me you mean Ryan Gosling and not Matt Smith. Because Matt Smith is very talented.

      February 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tech New Yes

    Ryan is not a good actor and winds up being the same disappointment over and over again.

    February 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. read the jokes--

    SHOVE THE COOKIE UP HER NOSE...

    BUSINESS AS USUAL.....

    February 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. daz it!!!!

    1.feel again
    2.weekend

    call me asap pls hahahaha

    February 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. CookieWife1

    who the heck is the one on the right.

    February 10, 2013 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. drums 51

    just said yes!!! yayayay

    fina is gonna freak!!!!

    February 10, 2013 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. BACKFIRED...

    forgot mike reno had a great voice...so long ago

    February 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BACKFIRED

    have it...nothing...

    February 9, 2013 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Comment

    these guys look like total nerds...sorry to say

    February 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Memory Munch-Telephone Listen

    -

    February 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kate

    thanks for bb.

    February 8, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. Todd

    I wish people would type funny stuff today.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Nate

    I like grilled cheeses. I ought make one for supper tonight. They are pretty good.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  17. gee your the smartest 1 here..

    tell us what these comments mean

    February 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Cuckoo

    As an embicile I find many of these comments very confusing.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      Me too ! I'm an imbecile. I learned it on the 3 stoogers. They rule! Nyuck nyuck nyuck.

      February 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Laquanda

    I'm not really a black lady. I'm a pro football player.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bill

    I like soap. It smells happy like. Especially when people are washing clothes. It smells good.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  21. she doesn't want us to know

    she watches soaps.–your so smart

    February 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Woodsy

    I'm neeeeked.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Woodsy

    Give a Hoot. Don't pollute.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jose' Renaldo

    El número dos es smelly.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jaleesa

    How do you get clean if you don't watch with soap? I always watch with soap. It makes you clean.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  26. i have not watched soaps in years..

    i'd rather be doing other stuff

    February 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  27. i have not watched soaps in years..

    i'd rather doing other stuff.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Levar

    White wimmen so lazy they watch soaps all day long. And don't fix no supper.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  29. please

    leave her alone.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Levar

    Remember son, never trust whiiitey

    February 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Ron Mexico

    Your Dad may have been wrong about many things but you can be sure he was tight about the whites.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  32. X29 Secret Agent

    Not meaning tone rude but why do white people always look like they maybe sick? These two young men look quite ill IMFO.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laquanda

      I agree with you. Their pale skin makes em look all sick. Like they just got out of the hospital. I'm glad I'm not a sickly white.

      February 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  33. X29 Secret Agent

    This looks like it is going to be a show for embiciles. Lesbean ones.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |

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