Ryan Gosling to make directorial debut

For those of you who see Ryan Gosling as just a pretty face, think again. Although his looks don’t hurt him, Gosling has also proven to be quite a talented actor — with a variety of films including emotional drama The Notebook and romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love — producer and musician (he wrote and performed songs on a few of his films’ soundtracks). His latest feat is taking on his first directorial project, in How to Catch a Monster, a film he also wrote. So far, Mad Men‘s favorite redhead, who also happens to be Gosling’s Drive co-star, Christina Hendricks, has been attached to the project. The film is about a single mother of two (Hendricks), who’s dragged into a dark underworld when one of her kids discovers a road leading from their vanishing city to an underwater village. How to Catch a Monster will be looking for buyers at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and is set to begin production next year. ~Morgan Bates

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  1. Ted • August 31, 2012 @ 3:58 PM

    I don’t get why everyone is so crazy about him. He’s just another mediocre actor…and the plot of his new movie sounds a lot like something that’s already been done before

  2. BM • August 31, 2012 @ 5:59 PM

    Ted, you are entitled to your opinion, but another underrated actor, Gary Oldman was quoted as saying, that he, Ryan Gosling had it. I agree and he can’t help it if he’s easy on the eyes.

  3. Meow Meow • September 1, 2012 @ 1:37 AM

    I hardly think he’s “mediocre”, especially with that body, face and charisma. I am certainly not star struck (beyond Ryan Gosling’s chiseled body, great face and talents – like when he kisses Michelle Williams slowly in that elevator in Drive…) It’s amazing how people who probably couldn’t act their way of a bag (like me) have such critical opinions.

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