Ryan Gosling Debuts as a Director

February 4, 2015

Ryan Gosling

As is the case with so many successful actors with years of experience on major film sets, Ryan Gosling has decided to go behind the camera with his directorial debut Lost River. While the film was not very well received at the Cannes Film Festival, its trailer provides for a glimpse of Gosling’s promise as a filmmaker.

The film stars Mad Men‘s voluptuous secretary, Christina Hendricks, as well as Eva Mendes and Australian native Ben Mendelsohn. And perhaps as a throwback, the one-time horror queen Barbara Steele, from films like Black Sunday, Piranha and Fellini’s 8 1/2, plays the role of Belladonna.

Lost River is about a single mother who becomes swept into a dark underworld while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. What is clear from the trailer are the elements of fantasy and macabre created in Gosling’s underworld city.

Didn’t realize Gosling could have such a mysterious imagination hidden underneath the pretty facade? Have a look for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below.