Ryan Gosling Casts Mendes in His Directorial Debut Film

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.

Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling

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.

Mendes’ “The Place Beyond the Pines” Trailer Released…

Eva Mendes is heading to the place beyond the pines with Ryan Gosling this spring…

Focus Features has released the trailer for The Place Beyond the Pines,  which stars the 38-year-old Cuban-American actress as Gosling’s baby mama.

Eva Mendes in The Place Beyond the Pines II

Directed by Derek Cianfrance, the indie film tells the story of how the crimes of one generation trickle down to the next. Gosling plays a pro motorcycle rider-turned bank-robber, while Bradley Cooper plays the police offer determined to catch him.

It’s also the film where love apparently blossomed off-screen for Mendes and Gosling, who have been dating since September 2011.

The film had critics floored at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and even generated some comparisons to the generational crime drama, The Godfather.

The Place Beyond the Pines is slated to open in limited release on March 29.

Mendes’ “Drunk History Christmas” with Gosling & Carrey

Eva Mendes and rumored boyfriend Ryan Gosling have partnered with Jim Carrey on a hilarious new holiday-themed Funny or Die video.

The 37-year-old Cuban-American actress and her The Place Beyond the Pines co-star Gosling share a bed in the clip entitled, “Drunk History Christmas.” The oh-so-hot duo play the parents of two girls in an intoxicated man’s retelling of the classic tale tale “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling in "Drunk History Christmas"

Meanwhile, How the Grinch Stole Christmas star Carrey appears as Santa Claus in the clip.

Mendes, Gosling and Carrey act out the parts as told by Allan McLeod, who drank half a bottle of whiskey before retelling the classic poem. Since el borracho blurts out most of the story, the video may not be work-appropriate. But it’s still quite humorous!