Ryan Gosling is stepping behind the camera for the first time.
The Crazy, Stupid, Love actor will produce and direct How To Catch A Monster through his Phantasma Films company and has written the script, as well.
The project is being pitched as a "modern-day fairytale," and will see his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks in the lead role. The Mad Men actress will portray a single mother-of-two, who is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy world in the surreal thriller. Ryan, thankful of the opportunity, said, "I am very appreciative to Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bold Films for being so supportive and I look forward to making this film with all of them."
Platt was equally glowing in his support of Gosling's film ambitions, adding, "He has composed a beautifully haunting script and has a very clear vision of how he will bring it to life. His ability to draw audiences into his world as an actor will serve him well as a filmmaker."
Ryan who is set to attend the Toronto International Film Festival to promote The Place Beyond The Pines, has also wrapped the thriller Only God Forgives, which reunites him with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, and has been working on the remake of Logan's Run with the Danish filmmaker.
Production on How To Catch A Monster is scheduled to being in spring 2013.
Props: Yahoo! Movies