Yesterday we reported that Eva Mendes is officially on board for Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, and today comes the word that Matt Smith (Doctor Who) is set to star in the whole thing as well! Smith will join the cast which (beside Mendes) also includes Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn and Rob Zabrecky, and that, my friends, sounds like a pretty good company!
Written and directed by Ryan Gosling, the project has already been described as a modern day fairytale set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city.
It will center on Hendricks’ character – a woman named Billy who finds herself in a gloomy fantasy underworld. When her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town – they must investigate the whole thing in order to save their family.
As we previously reported, Mendes is set to play character named Cat, Zabrecky will play a cab driver while Matt Smith comes on board to play the male lead (Billy’s son, or what?)
Anyway, production on How To Catch a Monster is set to start this spring, so make sure you stay tuned for more updates!