First Look: Ryan Gosling's Odd Cannes Directorial Debut 'Lost River'

April 17, 2014
Source: The Film Stage

Ryan Gosling

There's no doubt that Ryan Gosling has come a long way since The Notebook. While the romance is revered by many, and Gosling's performance is nothing to scoff at, the kind of films he's taken on since then have been completely different to say the least, leaning more towards the artistic and striking like Drive, Only God Forgives and The Place Beyond the Pines. Now we'll see what Gosling can do behind the camera as he makes his directorial debut with Lost River (formerly known as How to Catch a Monster). The film was announced to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month, and now we have the first photo with star Christina Hendricks that looks unlike anything we would ever expect Gosling to make. Look!

Update! Here's an alternate first look photo from Ryan Gosling's Lost River (found via The Film Stage):

Lost River First Look

We also added this shot of Gosling filming what was first called How to Catch a Monster, or Lost River:

Ryan Gosling - Lost River

Lost River (formerly known as How to Catch a Monster) is written and directed by Ryan Gosling (star of Drive, The Ides of March, Crazy Stupid Love), making his feature directorial debut. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones (Iain De Caestecker), her eighteen-year-old 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. Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn also star in the film that will premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and Warner Bros. Pictures will release sometime this year. Stay tuned for more.

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Heard about this when Matt Smith was cast

Alex Morrison on Apr 17, 2014


really looking forward to seeing this. i am curious about how filming in detroit is used in the film. so many great crazy buildings in different states of deterioration. and of course, matt smith.

mgazo on Apr 17, 2014


Waiting for it :))

yona on Apr 17, 2014

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