Matt Smith to Star in Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut ‘How To Catch a Monster’

Matt Smith set to star in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Huge news: Doctor Who star Matt Smith has landed his first stateside leading role in Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster, Variety reports. Eva Mendes and Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks are his co-stars on the film which is set to begin production this spring.

Variety describes the film as “story…set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city and centered on a single mother of two being swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.”

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Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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