Christina Hendricks Reveals Details About Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut Featuring an Underwater City… and Fetish Club
Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
We heard a few days ago that Ryan Gosling is planning to direct his first film, How to Catch a Monster, and that he picked his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks to star in it.
We don’t know that much about the film, though the info released along with the announcement gave us a bit to chew on: “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.”
OK, good start. Now Hendricks has explained a few details about the script, including the fact that her character works at a fetish club. I can hear the .gifs being prepared already.
Vulture talked to the actress, who offered up that tidbit, but also said,
[My single mother character is] supporting two children and trying to provide a home for them and a place of comfort in a continuously harder place to be… And I find myself working in this very surreal club that gets me into a sort of predicament, and in the meantime, these boys are off on their own adventures and they discover this underground city.
And if you’re wondering just how some facets of the script (which “weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale”) are going to be realized, sounds like there is financing in place to get it on film:
I don’t know what the exact budget is, but I think we’ve got a nice amount. I’m sure it will be incredibly clever, and Ryan already has storyboards and pictures of neighborhoods and homes, and he’s already collecting music for it … when you read it, it gives you the feeling, maybe, of a memory. Something from your childhood that you can’t really pinpoint.