Huffington Post published an interesting article about “How to Catch a Monter” earlier this week.
Ryan Gosling is seeking tax credits from the state of Michigan to direct his first movie, “How To Catch A Monster.”
MLive reported that Gosling applied for the tax credit through the Michigan Film Office, and plans to shoot the movie in Detroit, beginning in May. His “Drive” costar Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) is billed as the lead actress, ostensibly playing “Billy,” a single mom of two who works at a fetish club.
Gosling, who wrote “How To Catch A Monster,” bills the film as an intriguing mix of fantasy noir, horror and suspense. Set against the backdrop of a vanishing city, Billy is ” swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld.”
Entertainment Weekly released 10 exclusive new stills of “The Place Beyond the Pines” including 3 new stills with Ryan. They also published some quotes from director Derek Cianfrance along with the photos so be sure to check out the slideshow!
”I’m attracted to making movies about family,” says The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance. ”Those movies have secrets and intimacy. This picture is a family picture of Ryan, Eva, and the baby, played by Anthony ‘Tony’ Pizza Jr. With Ryan and Eva, it was amazing to see their chemistry on set. It was two old friends making the movie. I’ve always thought Eva is great.”
”This scene is no longer in the movie, shot on day one,” says Cianfrance. ”In this, Luke (Gosling) has just decided to stay in Schenectady. He has found out he’s a dad to this baby from a one-night stand. He has to decide whether to stay or go with this traveling circus. He’s counting that he has $106 left. How does he become this father, this object of security in this baby’s life, covered in tattoos, in the worst hotel room you can find, with only $106?”
I came across the official press kit for “The Place Beyond the Pines” and it features an in depth interview with director Derek Cianfrance. It’s definitely worth the read, but it could contain some spoilers about the plot of the movie so be aware of that before you start reading it.
Tell me in your words what The Place Beyond the Pines is all about.
It’s about legacy— what we’re born with and what we pass on. It’s about the choices we make and how those choices echo throughout generations. It is a classic tale of the sins of the father visiting the son.
I am drawn to stories about families. My first film, BROTHER TIED is about brothers. BLUE VALENTINE is about husbands and wives. And PINES is about fathers and sons. I feel that the cinema is a place where secrets are told. It’s a place where we can travel to intimate places, to homes and bedrooms, and witness private moments that reflect our own lives.
Whereas BLUE VALENTINE looked at this intimacy, this single relationship, under a microscope I wanted a larger palette and larger scope with THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES.
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES tells three linear stories – about a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to a life of crime to support his newborn son, an ambitious rookie cop who takes on a corrupt police department rather than confront his own demons, and two troubled teenage boys who confront the mysteries of their past by battling each other. And each of these stories builds towards one conclusion.
“The Place Beyond the Pines” is added to the line-up of the Glasgow Film Festival. The movie will have two screenings during the festival, tickets are still available at the official website of the festival.
The Place Beyond the Pines
Dates Showing: Saturday 23–Sunday 24 February
Show Times: times vary
A brand new poster for “The Place Beyond the Pines” was released yesterday. It features Ryan, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes. We added the poster in our gallery.
2013 – The Place Beyond the Pines > Posters
Ryan is covering the February issue of GQ Australia!
On the interview, he talks about dealing with fame:
“It’s strange. It has a dream-ish quality. Like you’re in a dream where everybody knows you, but you don’t know anymore. I guess the benefit is that it’s kept me off the Internet. At the end of the day I think that’s probably for the best. It’s like a minefield for me.”
He was also surprised when the reporter told him people was all over Twitter and Facebook talking about the ideal man exist, and it’s Ryan Gosling.
“What? People actually got in touch to say that?”
You can check later when, hopefully, we have scans of this issue in our gallery. For now, check the magazine website for more excerpts.