Ryan Gosling is planning to put his girlfriend Eva Mendes to work…
Gosling, who is preparing to make his directorial debut, has reportedly cast the 38-year-old Cuban-American actress as one of his leading ladies in How to Catch a Monster.
Gosling has picked Rob Zabrecky as Mendes’ co-star. The two join previously announced cast members Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn.
Gosling’s film weaves fantasy noir elements with suspense in what’s being called a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, the story follows a single mother of two named Billy. She’s swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and her son must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
Mendes will reportedly play Cat, a prominent figure of the Big Bad Wolf Club. Zabrecky will play a cab driver.
Filming on How to Catch a Monster is set to begin filming this May.
Mendes and Gosling previously worked together on screen in The Place Beyond the Pines, which will open in theaters on March 29.