Gosling’s How to Catch a Monster finds lead actor

While Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster, has been in production for just a few weeks now, we are just now getting word that he has finally pinned an actor for the leading role.  Deadline is reporting that Iain DeCaestecker will join alongside Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendlesohn and Matt Smith in the film. The Scottish actor will play Hendricks’ son, a loner with an active imagination.

DeCaestecker is just coming off of his Sundance horror hit In Fearso Gosling must have seen something in him he really liked to give him a top spot in his feature film debut. Definitely keep your eye on this one folks, it’s shaping up quite nicely!

How to Catch a Monster weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. 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, Bones, 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.


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5 thoughts on “Gosling’s How to Catch a Monster finds lead actor

    1. Me too! Too bad he didn’t throw himself in the film. Maybe he’ll make a cameo in there somewhere.

      I liked it man. Takes a while for the action to start but once it does it’s pretty satisfying. Kinda long but since it’s an origin story I can forgive it. This is The End was a MUCH better movie though.

      1. I saw This is the End, and I thought it was boring. There were a few funny parts to me, but for the most part the plot just dragged for me, and other James Franco, I don’t really like any of the guys stuck in the house. I would have liked it better if Jason Segel was one of the guys stuck in the house b/c I think he’s funny – and you know what I was thinking? It would have been funnier if Mindy Kaling got stuck in the house with them! LOL.

        I liked Man of Steel a lot. It wasn’t a masterpiece or anything as it seems some were hoping for, but I thought it was good nonetheless – and I especially loved Zimmer’s score; it wasn’t iconic as John Williams’s original, but who cares? It was still epic! And it really amplified the film on the IMAX screen.

  1. I’m more curious to see how Matt Smith handles his role. If he shows promise, then I’m okay with him leaving Doctor Who. Otherwise, I will be pissed.

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