Contrary to popular belief, Ryan Gosling actually has more talents than just being a living Photoshop creation. We’ve all seen him flex his acting muscles on screen several times, and he’s also known to dabble in some music, but now Gosling is looking to show off another skill when he steps behind the camera for the first time for Lost River (previously known as How To Catch A Monster), which he also wrote. And much like Gosling’s taste in music, I always knew that the dark-fantasy film would be leaning towards the weirder side of things, but I don’t think I was expecting anything quite like this.
Playing out like a drug fueled fever-dream, this teaser plays out a scene from the film, giving us our first look at one of our movies’ heroes in Ian De Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and villain in Matt Smith (Doctor Who), the latter of whom really wants to show you his muscles for some reason.
LOST RIVER follows a single mother of two (Christina Hendricks) who finds herself in a dark underworld, while her son (Iain De Caestecker) stumbles upon a road that leads him to an underwater town
Er… Can you please pass me the good heroin this time, please? Thanks.
Lost River will be making its debut at Cannes tomorrow, so then hopefully we’ll finally hear more about what this movie is actually about, besides for somebody really not liking that bicycle. Gosling appears to be channeling his frequent collaborator Nicolas Winding Refn, with a few splashes of David Lynch thrown in there just for good measure, which all adds up to a very unnerving little sequence.
Now I’m a gigantic fanboy of the incredibly diverse Smith due to his tenure on Doctor Who, and De Caestecker’s Leo Fitz has easily become my favourite character on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so just based on their involvement alone, I would already have been intrigued by this film. But after this surreal clip, I simply have to know what the hell is going on!
Lost River also stars Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn and Barbara Steele. No release date has been set yet.
Last Updated: May 21, 2014