Saoirse Ronan Signs on for Ryan Gosling's HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER


Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER, set to star Christina Hendricks in the lead role, has just landed itself another leading lady.

Saoirse Ronan has also signed on for the film, according to Screen Daily. In addition, DOCTOR WHO'S Matt Smith, Eva Mendes, and Ben Mendelsohn have also signed deals to come aboard.

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Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce on behalf of Marc Platt Productions, along with Gosling via his Phantasma Films banner, and Michel Litvak and David Lancaster via the Bold Films banner. Principal photography for the film is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2013.

Written and directed by Ryan Gosling, HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairytale. 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.

HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER marks Gosling's first time writing and directing a feature film. Gosling is an Oscar nominated actor having starred in films including DRIVE, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL and HALF NELSON for which he received his Academy Award nomination. Gosling also stars alongside Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes in Derek Cianfrance's THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, which will premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

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