Ryan Gosling is more than just a set of abs, people. Hot off his success with "Drive," "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "The Ides of March," the stunning dreamboat ambitious thesp is about to take it to the next level.
No, he's not proposing to girlfriend Eva Mendes (insert sighs of relief here) — he's directing his very first feature, from a script he also happened to write. We're gonna give you a minute to take that in because it's pretty awesome.
And we're not the only ones who think so. It turns out a few of Gosling's old friends are on board for his directorial debut, entitled, "How to Catch a Monster." According to The Film Stage, Gosling's former "Drive" co-star, Christina Hendricks is in place for the lead, and Marc Platt (also of "Drive" fame) is set to produce. In other words, people who know Gosling think he can pull this off. So, what is it, exactly?
The drama is being touted as a modern-day fairytale with elements of fantasy noir and suspense. Sounds pretty good so far.
A more formal synopsis explains, "Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two (we presume played by Hendricks), is swept into a dark underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones (we presume her curious son) must dive deep into the mystery if their family is to survive."
Dun dun dun. OK, so it's kinda dramatic, but it's Gosling's brainchild, so we'll let it slide. If George Clooney can work it from the director's chair, so can this guy.