Gosling has written "How to Catch a Monster," which he will also direct, with his "Drive" co-star Christina Hendricks attached to the flick. And it definitely sounds ambitious for his first outing -- here's the official synopsis: 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 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.
The film is described as a "fantasy noir," "fairytale" and "modern suspense" picture, which sounds intriguing. The project is slated to shoot next spring, and at TIFF it will be up for grabs, so buyers get out your checkbooks. What can we say? You already know we're Gosling fans, and a step into directing is another interesting note in what is developing to be a fascinating career. So we'll be eager to see how this develops. Maybe a Dead Man's Bones soundtrack too? Seems fitting. [STYD]