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

Kevin Wicks founded'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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