Whether he’s performing random acts of heroism on the streets of Manhattan or inadvertently becoming the face of a meme based in feminist theory, Ryan Gosling is a celebrity who consistently challenges whatever notions we have about him — a real rarity in Hollywood. The latest curve ball: The Playlist reports that the Oscar-nominated actor will makes his directorial debut with How to Catch a Monster, a “fantasy noir” film that he wrote himself and will feature his Drive costar Christina Hendricks. According to the official synopsis, the story focuses on “a single mother of two” who “is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.”
Sounds weird, but potentially promising, right?. We’re curious: Do you think that Gosling will be able to make a smooth transition behind the camera? Sure, we’ve seen hunky actors like George Clooney and Ben Affleck pull it off beautifully in recent years, but do you remember what happened when Nic Cage bottomed out with Sonny? Yikes!