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 Fear, so 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.