According to a press release, Ryan Gosling will write and direct “How to Catch A Monster,” which is being described as a “modern-day fairytale.” Christina Hendricks, who co-starred with Gosling in “Drive,” will play the film’s lead, a single mother “swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.” (OK, then.)
“I am very appreciative to Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bold Films for being so supportive and I look forward to making this film with all of them,” the beloved actor-slash-internet meme said in a statement announcing “How to Catch A Monster.” Of Hendricks, the star had nothing but praise for her during the production of “Drive.”
“There’s no one really like her. She’s very meticulous about every detail,” he said last year.
This isn’t the first time Gosling has toyed with stepping behind the camera. He was set to direct “The Idolmaker” last year, but had to pull out of his commitment due to scheduling conflicts.
“How To Catch A Monster” is set to start filming in the spring of 2013.
For more on the film, head over to Indiewire.
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The New York Film Festival announced its full slate of films on Thursday, a line up of 32 titles that largely serves as a catch-all compendium of standouts from other international festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Toronto.
Along with the previously announced opening night film (Ang Lee’s Life of Pi), centerpiece gala (David Chase’s Not Fade Away), and closing night film (Robert Zemeckis’ Flight) — all world premieres — the highlights of the festival include: Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray as President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Ginger and Rosa, starring Elle Fanning as a girl growing up in 1962 London with unhappy-if-gorgeous parents (Christina Hendricks and Allesandro Nivola); Passion, Brian De Palma’s heightened noir about an ad exec (Rachel McAdams) and her assistant (Noomi Rapace); and Amour, the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
The festival runs from Sept. 28 through Oct. 14 at Lincoln Center.
“Mad Men” stars are close to new deals for Seasons 6 and 7.
“Mad Men” Season 6 is already a-go and 7 is looking promising. According to The Hollywood Reporter, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser and Elisabeth Moss are in final negotiations for new two-year deals.
Christina Hendricks is also in talks for a two-year deal that would keep her with the series through Season 7, THR reports.
“Mad Men” creator Matt Weiner recently revealed Moss would be back for Season 6, despite her character’s departure from the Sterling Draper Cooper Pryce in Season 5. “I can’t say how much, in what capacity or what [her story] is going to be, but she has not left the show,” Weiner told TVLine.
AMC has only renewed “Mad Men” for Season 6, but Weiner told TVLine he has plans for up to Season 7. “There will be a Season 7,” he said. “Jon Hamm is signed on for it, I’m signed on for it … I think Season 7 has already been internationally sold … It’s going to happen.”
Here’s Christina Hendricks‘ reaction to her nomination as Best Supporting Actress (Drama) at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards.
“I’m so honored to be nominated in this category of truly awe inspiring actresses . And thrilled Mad Men is recognized for the fifth time.”
I want to wish to her and to all Mad Men cast and crew congratulations!
Christina Hendricks will be among the presenters for the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards since she was one of the last year’s honorees. The Critics’ Choice Television Awards will take place on the evening of Monday, June 18th, at a gala awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced the nominations for the second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards and like last year our talented Christina scored a nomination for her amazing work!
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Regina King (Southland)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy)
Plus Mad Men, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and John Slattery were nominated too. Congratulations! The winners will be announced at a June 18 awards gala in Beverly Hills.
Cargo Entertainment sales chief Mark Lindsay has been talking up the thriller Zipper starring Patrick Wilson and Christina Hendricks, which Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures is on board to produce.
Mora Stephens will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joel Viertel about a hotshot prosecutor who resorts to increasingly dangerous measures to hide his addiction to high-end escorts as he is groomed for higher office.
Deborah Aquila and Julianne Hausler are co-producers on the project and Cinetic Media and CAA jointly represent US rights.
“Coming from the producers of such incredible films such as Black Swan and The Wrestler, this film will be both cutting edge and captivating,” Cargo CEO and managing partner Marina Grasic said.
Wilson will next be seen in Ridley Scott’s summer release Prometheus. Mad Men star Hendricks will be in Untitled Sally Potter Film opposite Annette Benning and Elle Fanning.
“Zipper is a hot-blooded, crowd-pleasing, morally ambiguous thriller that will change the way people see political sex scandals,” Stephens said. “The film will be entertaining as well as thought-provoking – truthful, dark, thrilling, visceral, emotional, and suspenseful.”
Bravo Media pulls the curtain back on Madison Avenue as the cast and creator of the smash-hit television series MAD MEN embark on the “Inside The Actors Studio” stage, premiering Monday, May 14th at 7pm et/pt.
Currently in its 18th season, host James Lipton is joined by cast members Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Jared Harris, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Kiernan Shipka and creator Matt Weiner. From Jon Hamm’s troubled youth to the origin of January Jones’ name to Kiernan Shipka’s secret talents, Lipton leaves no stone unturned as he courses through the lives of each actor.
QUOTES FROM THE EPISODE:
– “Someone said [Jon] wasn’t sexy.” – Creator Matt Weiner on why Jon Hamm needed to audition seven times.
– “It was my first work with a prosthetic penis.” – Vincent Kartheiser on his first big role in the movie “Another Day in Paradise”
– “I am not a consistent viewer yet, but I’m not completely in the dark about the show either.” – Kiernan Shipka, age 12, on how she isn’t allowed to watch full episodes of the show yet because she is so young.