Ryan Gosling to Direct Christina Hendricks in Noir Fantasy HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER August 30, 2012 Now this is one film we are definitely keeping an eye on. ‘Gangster Squad’ star Ryan Gosling has decided it is time to step behind the camera and has chosen the dark fantasy tale ‘How To Catch A Monster’ as his directorial debut. Written by 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. Taking centre stage in front of the camera will be his ‘Drive’ co-star Christina Hendricks. Principal photography for the film is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2013 with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel producing on behalf of Marc Platt Productions, along with Ryan Gosling via his Phantasma Films banner, and Michel Litvak and David Lancaster via the Bold Films banner.